Authors: Patrizio E. Tressoldi, Claudio Vio, Maria Luisa Lorusso, Andrea Facoetti, Roberto Iozzino.
Publication: Psicologia Clinica Dello Sviluppo VII, n. 3: 481-493 2003 | DOI: DOI: 10.1449/11529
Comparative Study – Italy, 2003: Researchers evaluated reading speed and accuracy of dyslexic students receiving eight different treatments. The study included a counseling approach which used Davis Orientation Counseling but not the Davis tools for reading practice or word mastery. The group receiving the Davis orientation instruction included 16 students, grades 3-8; the numbers of students in the other treatment groups ranged from 9 to 21, grades 2-8. The Davis group showed the greatest increase in reading speed, with passage reading at a rate that was double or triple the speed of students in other groups. The researchers concluded that the Davis-based model was the most efficient of all methods studied based on reading speed alone. However, the Davis group had a higher error rate for passage reading, although the ratio of errors to reading speed appeared equivalent or better than other groups.
Patrizio E. Tressoldi, Claudio Vio, Maria Luisa Lorusso, Andrea Facoetti, Roberto Iozzino, Confronto di efficacia ed efficienza tra trattamenti per il miglioramento della lettura in soggetti dislessici, in “Psicologia clinica dello sviluppo, Rivista quadrimestrale” 3/2003, pp. 481-494, doi: 10.1449/11529