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Dyslexia is a developmental disorder which has varying symptoms depending on the varying age groups it affects. In most cases dyslexic children have difficulty in relating the sound structure and written form of words or letters. Increasing spacing between letters can be used to facilitate faster reading in children with dyslexia. Reading speed is related to the critical spacing between the letters called crowding. To conclude, a study reveals that the longer the word, the more does spatial attention benefit the reader.This article is relatable as the research is about english second language acquisition in dyslexic children.

 

Source:

McCandliss, Bruce, D. “Helping Dyslexic Children Attend to Letters within Visual Word Forms.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109.28 (2012): 11064-1065. Web. 23 June 2016.

 

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