Document Type

Special Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education


Professional Studies


Special Education

First Advisor

Jeon-il Cho, PhD., chair

Committee Members

Jeon-il Cho, PhD., chair, Rama Cousik, PhD, Jane M. Leatherman, PhD.

Date of Award



Students with learning disabilities benefit from literacy instruction that is active and differentiated. Literacy education should provide teachers with the opportunity to build a scaffold for their students. Research shows that by utilizing literacy centers in the classroom, teachers are able to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities. This study was designed to assess the value and importance of literacy centers in the general education classroom and to make practical recommendations for the implementation of centers. Research was conducted through a needs assessment survey and the evaluation of literature. A literacy center handbook was produced to aid teachers in the creation and implementation of literacy centers in their classroom for the benefit of students with learning disabilities.


Special Education and Teaching