The effect of letter spacing and coloured overlays on reading speed and accuracy in adult dyslexia. / Sjoblom, Amanda; Eaton, Elizabeth; Stagg, Steven.

In: British Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol. 86, No. 4, 12.2016, p. 630-639.

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The effect of letter spacing and coloured overlays on reading speed and accuracy in adult dyslexia. / Sjoblom, Amanda; Eaton, Elizabeth; Stagg, Steven.

In: British Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol. 86, No. 4, 12.2016, p. 630-639.

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Sjoblom, A, Eaton, E & Stagg, S 2016, 'The effect of letter spacing and coloured overlays on reading speed and accuracy in adult dyslexia', British Journal of Educational Psychology, vol. 86, no. 4, pp. 630-639. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12127

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Sjoblom, Amanda ; Eaton, Elizabeth ; Stagg, Steven. / The effect of letter spacing and coloured overlays on reading speed and accuracy in adult dyslexia. In: British Journal of Educational Psychology. 2016 ; Vol. 86, No. 4. pp. 630-639.

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title = "The effect of letter spacing and coloured overlays on reading speed and accuracy in adult dyslexia",
abstract = "BackgroundZorzi et al. (2012, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 109, 11455) found evidence that extra-large letter spacing aids children with dyslexia, but the evidence for the coloured overlays is contradictory (e.g., Henderson et al., 2013, J. Res. Special Educ. Needs, 13, 57; Wilkins, 2002, Ophthalmic Physiol. Opt., 22, 448), and possible combined advantages have not been identified.AimsTo investigate whether extra-large letter spacing or coloured overlays can alleviate reading problems in dyslexic adults.SampleThe participants were 24 dyslexic and 24 non-dyslexic university students, matched for age and fluid intelligence.MethodsThe reading speed and the errors made by a dyslexic and a control group were measured in four conditions: with and without coloured overlays and with normally and largely spaced texts.ResultsLarge letter spacing improves the reading speed in general, as well as improves the reading accuracy in dyslexic readers.ConclusionsThe results support the positive effect of letter spacing on reading performance.",
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N2 - BackgroundZorzi et al. (2012, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 109, 11455) found evidence that extra-large letter spacing aids children with dyslexia, but the evidence for the coloured overlays is contradictory (e.g., Henderson et al., 2013, J. Res. Special Educ. Needs, 13, 57; Wilkins, 2002, Ophthalmic Physiol. Opt., 22, 448), and possible combined advantages have not been identified.AimsTo investigate whether extra-large letter spacing or coloured overlays can alleviate reading problems in dyslexic adults.SampleThe participants were 24 dyslexic and 24 non-dyslexic university students, matched for age and fluid intelligence.MethodsThe reading speed and the errors made by a dyslexic and a control group were measured in four conditions: with and without coloured overlays and with normally and largely spaced texts.ResultsLarge letter spacing improves the reading speed in general, as well as improves the reading accuracy in dyslexic readers.ConclusionsThe results support the positive effect of letter spacing on reading performance.

AB - BackgroundZorzi et al. (2012, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 109, 11455) found evidence that extra-large letter spacing aids children with dyslexia, but the evidence for the coloured overlays is contradictory (e.g., Henderson et al., 2013, J. Res. Special Educ. Needs, 13, 57; Wilkins, 2002, Ophthalmic Physiol. Opt., 22, 448), and possible combined advantages have not been identified.AimsTo investigate whether extra-large letter spacing or coloured overlays can alleviate reading problems in dyslexic adults.SampleThe participants were 24 dyslexic and 24 non-dyslexic university students, matched for age and fluid intelligence.MethodsThe reading speed and the errors made by a dyslexic and a control group were measured in four conditions: with and without coloured overlays and with normally and largely spaced texts.ResultsLarge letter spacing improves the reading speed in general, as well as improves the reading accuracy in dyslexic readers.ConclusionsThe results support the positive effect of letter spacing on reading performance.

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