Annals of Dyslexia

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 229–242

Teaching reading in an inner city school through a multisensory teaching approach

  • R. Malatesha Joshi
  • Mary Dahlgren
  • Regina Boulware-Gooden
Part IV Theory-Based Practice

DOI: 10.1007/s11881-002-0014-9

Cite this article as:
Joshi, R.M., Dahlgren, M. & Boulware-Gooden, R. Ann. of Dyslexia (2002) 52: 229. doi:10.1007/s11881-002-0014-9


The purpose of the present study was to examine the efficacy of the multisensory teaching approach to improve reading skills at the first-grade level. The control group was taught by the Houghton-Mifflin Basal Reading Program while the treatment group was taught by the Language Basics: Elementary, which incorporates the Orton-Gillingham-based Alphabetic Phonics Method. The results showed that the treatment group made statistically significant gains in phonological awareness, decoding, and reading comprehension while the control group made gains only on reading comprehension.

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© The International Dyslexia Association 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Malatesha Joshi
    • 1
  • Mary Dahlgren
    • 2
  • Regina Boulware-Gooden
    • 3
  1. 1.MS 4232, TLAC, College of EducationTexas A & M UniversityCollege Station
  2. 2.Payne Educatin CenterOklahoma City
  3. 3.Texas A & M UniversityCollege Station

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