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Brain Sci. 2018, 8(5), 89; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci8050089

Dyslexia and Fonts: Is a Specific Font Useful?

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Studio Centro Risorse, 59100 Prato, Italy
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Studio Verbavoglio, 57100 Livorno, Italy
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Received: 2 April 2018 / Revised: 27 April 2018 / Accepted: 10 May 2018 / Published: 14 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Related Developmental Disorders)
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Nowadays, several books published in different fonts advertised as being particularly suitable for dyslexics are available on the market. Our research aimed to assess the significance of a specific reading font especially designed for dyslexia, called EasyReading™. The performances of good readers and dyslexics were compared. Fourth grade primary school students (533 students in total) were assessed based on reading tasks presented with two different layouts: the popular Times New Roman and EasyReading™, in order to investigate whether children’s performances were influenced by the fonts used. The results of the study were both statistically and clinically significant, proving that EasyReading™ can be considered a compensating tool for readers with dyslexia, and a simplifying font for all categories of readers. View Full-Text
Keywords: dyslexia; EasyReading™; compensating tools; font dyslexia; EasyReading™; compensating tools; font
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