Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wider-Spaced Text May Boost Reading Skills in Children with Dyslexia

Thanks once again to the Irlen Institute for the latest research on Dyslexia. Let's do everything we can to help our students/adults read!

"Widening the space between letters in words increased the reading speed and average accuracy of 74 Italian and French children with dyslexia, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers said the strategy is not a cure for dyslexia, which causes the brain to process information differently, but the spaced-out text may assist some children with dyslexia to read more easily." (Irlen Institute Newsletter 2012)

I know that when I'm doing the review sessions with our Year 3/4 students for the ERIK program, many of them choose to read the texts with the larger, more spaced out font. Interesting. I think I will be more mindful of this from now on with all students.

Let's try it and see what happens.

Have a great day everyone,

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