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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference


F27 - The Impact of Misspellings on Reading Comprehension for People With Dyslexia


Nov 10, 2017 3:45pm ‐ Nov 10, 2017 4:45pm

Standard: $20.00

Description

We present two user studies with an overall number of 122 participants (61 with dyslexia) that explore the impact of the presence of misspellings on reading performance. Participants were asked to read a set of texts: without misspellings, with different rates of misspellings, and texts with jumbled letters. Readability was measured via eye-tracking measures and comprehension via questionnaires. The main conclusion is that the presence of errors in the text does not impact the reading performance of people with dyslexia as much as it does for people without dyslexia.

Learning Outcomes:

  • ADULT: Examine research findings and implications for practice relevant to adults with dyslexia.
  • ADULT: Recognize the various speech/language issues of adults who have dyslexia and other language learning disabilities.
  • RESEARCH: Examine research findings and implications for practice relevant to students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities.

Disclosure: Luz Rello and Ricardo Baeza-Yates have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Speaker(s):

  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates
  • Luz Rello, Ph.D., Special Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University & Founder, Change Dyslexia, HCI Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

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