Children with dyslexia may benefit from wider spaced letters

Researchers conducted reading tests with 54 Italian and 40 French dyslexic children aged eight to 14. They were asked to read a text of 24 short sentences with standard or increased letter spacing in sessions that were two weeks apart.

It found the extra-wide letter spacing doubled the children’s reading accuracy. Their reading speed also improved by more than 20% to about 0.3 syllables per second.

Extra-wide letter spacing could encourage dyslexic children to read, a key challenge to remediation, the authors said.

“Our findings offer a