Project I-READ will develop an intervention to improve reading skills for elementary students with or at risk for word-level reading disability (WLRD; i.e., dyslexia). Across a 4-year period, researchers will conduct a series of intervention studies to test a set of theoretically based instructional practices aimed at improving students’ word knowledge. Students in grades 2 through 4 with or at risk for WLRD/dyslexia will receive intervention. Instruction will specifically target students’ ability to efficiently connect word spellings to pronunciations and meanings, which may improve students’ ability to read words and text with greater fluency. The studies will also include usability and feasibility testing, and the project will culminate with a pilot trial of the developed intervention for improving outcomes for students with WLRD.
Project I-READ is currently seeking school district partners for a set of short-term intervention studies beginning in January 2021. These studies will offer options for synchronous virtual implementation, and the interventions may be helpful for students in second through fourth grades with WLRD/dyslexia.
Please contact Dr. Nathan Clemens for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org