E-readers as an alternative to coloured overlays for developmental dyslexia in adolescents

MACHAN, Laura and ALEIXO, Paul (2016). E-readers as an alternative to coloured overlays for developmental dyslexia in adolescents. The Psychology of Education Review, 40 (2), 33-38.

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Abstract

This explorative study investigated whether there was a difference in reading speed and errors made when reading using a coloured overlay and reading using an e-reader for adolescents with developmental dyslexia. A clinical sample of adolescents (N = 17) aged 11-16 were used. It was found that there were only very small (non-significant) differences in the mean reading speeds and reading errors when reading using either a coloured overlay of any colour or on an e-reader. This suggests that coloured overlays and e-readers are equally effective interventions for developmental dyslexia. The application of e-readers in an educational setting is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Paul Aleixo
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 10:49
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 21:21
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13521

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