New research shows controversial Reading Recovery program eventually had a negative impact on children. The new, federally funded study found that children who received Reading Recovery had scores on state reading tests in third and fourth grade that were below the test scores of similar children who did not receive Reading Recovery.
A new study published in the journal Scientific Reportslends support to a body of research suggesting that reading on electronic devices reduces comprehension. The study found that reading on a smartphone promotes overactivity in the prefrontal cortex, less frequent sighing, and lower reading comprehension.
Professors Bruce Evans and Arnold Wilkins have compiled guidance for optometrists to avoid making misleading statements about dyslexia and visual stress in optical practice.
The guidance provides a brief summary of different topics relating to dyslexia and visual stress, alongside examples of statements considered reasonable or misleading on the basis of existing evidence.
Evans and Wilkins highlight that eye care professionals should avoid using statements such as ‘we treat dyslexia’ – instead describing interventions as treating visual problems that can co-occur with dyslexia.
In recent years, many states have passed laws requiring dyslexia training for teachers. Research suggests teachers hold both scientifically-based conceptions as well as misconceptions of dyslexia, but there is little research regarding the specific concepts of dyslexia in which teachers are unsure.
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