It is very important that children with reading disorders be detected in their early age because this problem may have a hard impact on the learning performance and cause study drop-out, lower self-esteem, and, in extreme case, unemployment. In this paper we present an application aiming at providing help in the identification of 7/8-year-old Italian children attending the second class of the primary school having reading disorders. The app is a reading exercise articulated in levels and is based on sentences created on purpose. Specific metrics for detecting reading problems are also proposed and the threshold values are experimentally set. The sample is composed of 46 second class children of a primary school. A preliminary validation of the application has been conducted on a little sample of children with learning difficulties. First results are encouraging and suggest that the application may be tested on a wider scale.

An android application for helping in the identification of children with reading difficulties

Francese R.
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2018

Abstract

It is very important that children with reading disorders be detected in their early age because this problem may have a hard impact on the learning performance and cause study drop-out, lower self-esteem, and, in extreme case, unemployment. In this paper we present an application aiming at providing help in the identification of 7/8-year-old Italian children attending the second class of the primary school having reading disorders. The app is a reading exercise articulated in levels and is based on sentences created on purpose. Specific metrics for detecting reading problems are also proposed and the threshold values are experimentally set. The sample is composed of 46 second class children of a primary school. A preliminary validation of the application has been conducted on a little sample of children with learning difficulties. First results are encouraging and suggest that the application may be tested on a wider scale.
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