Summer 2017


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Susan Manikowski

Content Expert

Amy Shatava, Sofia Cerritos


The purpose of this project was to create a Spanish reading intervention program that incorporated multisensory strategies. It documents the creation of a program based on research on reading instruction and interventions, dyslexia, multisensory strategies, and the Spanish language. The format and structured was adapted for Spanish, inspired by Winsor Learning’s Orton-Gillingham based Sonday System program that is in English. The program created through this project includes a lesson plan book with thirty-six lessons and ten progress checks, a word book, and cards that correlate to the sounds being introduced in each lesson. Different syllabaries from Fe y Alegria (n.d) and Adrian Dufflocq Galdames (1953) helped shaped the order of introduction of the sounds. The sequence begins first with the introduction of vowels, followed by open syllables, closed syllables, blends, and diphthongs. Also included are instructions on different types of multisensory strategies and games influenced through many different sources that can be integrated into each lesson.

Project Type



Foreign Language, Literacy, Reading

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