Stealth Morph: An Intervention-Single Case Research Design With …

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Poster Presentation 36 — Stealth Morph: An Intervention-Single Case Research Design With Mixed Methods Intervention DesignKristen Job

Monday, May 20, 2024, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Student Union Ballroom, Rooms 330/331

Students who are considered “Stealth Dyslexics” may use their gifts and talents to mask their disability until the time comes when the rigor of academics peels away the mask and students are identified in middle or high school with dyslexia or reading difficulties. The primary aim of this mixed methods study was to investigate a reading fluency intervention, Stealth Morph, on identified twice exceptional (2E) students with stealth dyslexia. The intervention uses Greek and Latin roots as a morphemic approach to help students access the building blocks of academic words. The intervention, consisting of 10 units to be used daily for 10 weeks, targeted 2E students with stealth dyslexia in the Midwest. A single case multiple probe design across stimulus sets, along with qualitative semi-structured interviews, was used to determine if gains are made in reading fluency and students’ perceptions of their reading growth during the intervention.