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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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Brain Sci. 2018, 8(5), 89; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci8050089
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)
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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Bachmann, C.; Mengheri, L. Dyslexia and Fonts: Is a Specific Font Useful? Brain Sci. 2018, 8, 89.

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