A right brain approach to reading intervention
The purpose of this study was to use a right hemisphere reading intervention method with three struggling primary readers. Neuroimaging research was used to help understand what is happening in the brains of non-readers. The research suggests that this method will work for students, as there is an asynchrony in the processing time between the visual and auditory components in the left hemisphere for dyslexic individuals (Breznitz, 2008). This method bypasses that system and utilizes the right brain to learn to read. This method was first developed by Broun and Oelwein (2007) for students with specific disabilities and the author wondered if this right hemisphere based method would also be good for non-readers. All three struggling readers made progress with this method, some of them reading for the first time ever. I developed an instructor’s manual, which is included in this thesis.