Remote Neuropsychological Intervention for Developmental Dyslexia with the Tachidino Platform: No Reduction in Effectiveness for Older Nor for More Severely Impaired Children

Francesca Borasio, Maria Luisa Lorusso, Massimo Molteni

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Abstract

Tachidino is a web-platform for remote treatment of reading and writing disorders. A total of 91 children with developmental dyslexia and/or dysorthographia participated in the present study and received Tachidino treatment. The purpose of the study was to compare results obtained after four weeks treatment and a six-month follow-up in older versus younger children and in more versus less severely impaired children (separately subdividing them according to reading speed, reading accuracy, and writing accuracy). The results showed no difference in improvement for reading accuracy and speed in the three age groups, but children below 9 years improved more than older children in writing accuracy. Regarding severity groups, children with more severe initial impairments improved more than children with less severe impairments. Additionally, the results were confirmed after controlling for spurious effects due to use of Z-scores and regression to the mean. The findings are discussed in terms of their theoretical and practical implications.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)71-88
Numero di pagine17
RivistaChildren
Volume9
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2022

Keywords

  • age
  • children
  • dyslexia
  • follow-up
  • improvement
  • remote intervention
  • severity

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