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Effect of colored filters on reading capabilities in dyslexic children

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Razuk, Milena [1, 2] ; Perrin-Fievez, Faustine [2] ; Gerard, Christophe Loic [3] ; Peyre, Hugo [3, 2] ; Barela, Jose Angelo [4, 1] ; Bucci, Maria Pia [2]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Cruzeiro Sul, Inst Phys Act & Sport Sci, Rua Galvao Bueno 868, BR-01506000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Paris Diderot Univ, UMR 1141, INSERM, Robert Debre Hosp, Paris - France
[3] Robert Debre Hosp, Child & Adolescent Psychiat Dept, Paris - France
[4] Sao Paulo State Univ, Inst Biosci, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 1

Aim: The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of colored filters on reading performance and eye movement control in children with and without dyslexia. Methods: Eighteen children with dyslexia and 18 children without dyslexia were seated on a chair with their heads stabilized by a forehead and chin support. The children read different texts under the following three filter conditions: no filter, yellow filter, and green filter. The children's eye movements were recorded with a Mobile EyeBrain Tracker. Reading total time, duration of fixation between two successive saccades, pro-saccades amplitude and number of pro- and retro-saccades were obtained. Results: Children with dyslexia read the fastest and had the shortest fixation time in the green filter condition compared with the other conditions. Furthermore, children with dyslexia showed the shortest fixation time in the green filter condition with respect to the other conditions. Conclusions: Taken together, these results suggested that the green filter improved reading performance in children with dyslexia because the filter most likely facilitated cortical activity and decreased visual distortions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/25653-7 - Multisensory reweighting in children with dyslexia: behavior and mechanisms
Grantee:Milena Razuk
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/05602-7 - Effect of different visual tasks in postural control in dyslexic children: eye movement analysis
Grantee:Milena Razuk
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate