e-readers help dyslexics read

The Stull Telegram

Using an e-reader may help some dyslexicstudents understand what they read, researchers at Harvard University argue.

In a paper published in the journal PLOS One, the authors found that a group of dyslexic teenagers showed greater reading comprehension when using an e-reader than when reading  from regular paper based systems. The e-reader was formatted to display around nine lines of text on the screen at a time, with only two or three words in each line, leaving fewer visual distractions and obviously large margins. The authors concluded that this improvement  was because  reduced distractions and that the page was easier to scan.

This is similar to the speed reading apps on Android these days.  There is also a site that gives you a whole speed reading course with its app called Spreeder CX, but the problem there you literally have to read or at least the first few pages…

View original post 500 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s