Ms. Pelzmann’s methods have been the subject of a research study in Tampa, Florida. Cathy collaborated with Dr. Linda Raffaele-Mendez in the School Psychology department at the University of South Florida. Together they designed a study that was implemented in a Hillsborough County school. The study, Reading in Motion, provided an effective intervention for struggling readers.
The data from this study were presented at two prestigious conferences.
- “Reading in Motion: A Games and Movement-Based Intervention to Assist Struggling Young Readers,” Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association; Orlando, FL: August 2012
- “Reading in Motion: A New Tier 2 Intervention for Struggling Early Readers,” Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2012
Ms. Pelzmann and Dr. Raffaele-Mendez have published an article that documents the study. It is found in Reading and Writing Quarterly (published online 12/15/2015).