Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Special Education
developmentally appropriate, play-based learning, kindergarten, developmental delay, literacy
Kindergarten students with a Developmental Delay need to learn in a way that is developmentally appropriate through play and experiences. This study investigated the use of Foundations for Literacy, a play based and experiential based literacy intervention, to allow Kindergarten students with a Developmental Delay learn to read in a developmentally appropriate way. Students were taught code based and meaning based literacy skills through play and experiences using Foundations for Literacy. The results prove that a short five-week intervention using Foundations for Literacy increased letter sound identification and phonemic awareness at a faster rate than a traditional guided reading approach.
Coalwell Escobedo, Brittany, "A Play Based Intervention to Develop Literacy: Using Foundations for Literacy to Help Students with a Developmental Delay Learn to Read" (2019). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 284.