New research shows that e-readers could help dyslexic children improve their reading comprehension skills.
Fox News reports that the study — published in the journal PLOS ONE — examined 103 high school students with dyslexia to see whether or not e-readers could affect their reading ability. The results were encouraging as students found the text of e-readers more legible possibly because the lines of e-readers are shorter than actual books.
Students were also able to understand blocks of text better when reading on these electronic devices. The author of the study said that e-readers could help dyslexic people quite a bit but they still wouldn’t be as effective readers as people without dyslexia.
Dyslexia affects people’s ability to focus on letters within words and about 1 in 10 children in the U.S. are affected by it.