Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Brooks, Susan


This thesis examines practices which foster an appreciation of reading in teens with disabilities. Research shows that when given choice and opportunity, young people are more inclined to read for pleasure. The purpose of this thesis is to find out how teachers can improve their classroom practices in ways that motivate these young people. Teens with learning disabilities in reading can be reluctant to engage in reading activities due to past negative experiences and failures. Teachers must help the students overcome any obstacles in the way of success and teach the importance of proficient reading skills. Readers enjoy a more rich life, often having more life successes.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis