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Study Finds Dyslexic Students Read Better On Their Smartphones

Study Finds Dyslexic Students Read Better On Their Smartphones

For people struggling with dyslexia, putting down print textbooks and picking up a technological device may be their best bet. 

Matthew Schneps, who holds a Ph.D. in physics, has dyslexia, and may have found an aid for students who struggle with reading, as seen on a recent PBS Newshour segment.

"When I read, I find it's very hard fo rme to kind of mentally lock on to the words," said Schneps. One thing, he said, has helped, however: his smart phone. Schneps wanted to see if this was also helpful to others. 

In a study, Schneps monitored 100 students with dyslexia while reading on smartphones to see if it improved their understanding of STEM-related lessons. It helped some students, the article said, but not all were impacted. 

"Schneps them turned to an eye tracker to see if students read faster on a smart phone or on a tablet," the article said. "Overall, the students read faster on a smart phone."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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