Study: E-Readers Could Help Children With Dyslexia

by Karl Utermohlen | September 20, 2013 2:11 pm

New research shows that e-readers could help dyslexic children improve their reading comprehension skills.

Fox News reports that the study[1] — 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.

Endnotes:
  1. Fox News reports that the study: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/09/20/e-readers-make-reading-easier-for-dyslexic-children-study-shows/

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