Impaired readers in primary school should be early recognized, in order to asses a targeted intervention within the school and to start a teaching that respects the difficulties in learning to read, to write and to perform calculations. Screening procedures inside the primary schools aimed at detecting children with difficulties in reading, are of fundamental importance for guaranteeing an early identification of dyslexic children and reducing both the primary negative effects - on learning - and the secondary negative effects - on the development of the personality - of this disturbance. In this study we propose a new screening procedure measuring reading speed and accuracy. This procedure is very fast (it is exactly one minute long), simple, cheap and can be provided by teachers without technical knowledge. On the contrary, most of the currently used diagnostic tests, are about 10 minutes long and must be provided by experts. These two major flaws prevent the widespread use of these tests. On the basis of the results obtained in a survey on about 1500 students attending primary school in Italy, we investigate the relationships between variables used in the screening procedure and variables measuring speed and accuracy in the currently used diagnostic tests in Italy. Then, we analyze the validity of the screening procedure from a statistical point of view and with an explorative factor analysis we show that reading speed and accuracy seem to be two separate symptoms of the dyslexia phenomenon.
A new procedure to measure children's reading speed and accuracy in Italian / Morlini, Isabella; Stella, Giacomo; Scorza, Maristella. - In: DYSLEXIA. - ISSN 1076-9242. - STAMPA. - 20(2014), pp. 54-73.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||A new procedure to measure children's reading speed and accuracy in Italian|
|Autore/i:||Morlini, Isabella; Stella, Giacomo; Scorza, Maristella|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dys.1462|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000337625900004|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84895077578|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||24115526|
|Citazione:||A new procedure to measure children's reading speed and accuracy in Italian / Morlini, Isabella; Stella, Giacomo; Scorza, Maristella. - In: DYSLEXIA. - ISSN 1076-9242. - STAMPA. - 20(2014), pp. 54-73.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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