Fluency may be defined as “reasonably accurate reading, at an appropriate (conversational) rate, with suitable expression, that leads to accurate and deep comprehension and motivation to read” (Hasbrouck & Glaser, 2012, p. 13). Meyer and Felton (1999) define fluency as “the ability to read connected text rapidly, smoothly, effortlessly, and automatically with little conscious attention to the mechanics of reading, such as decoding” (p. 284).
Reading fluency is necessary for comprehension and motivated reading. It has been described as a bridge between early and later reading phases. …
Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in reading. That’s because it excludes intellectual disability and sensory impairments. There are many manifestations but all have issues with:
Understood.org made an extensive list of skills affected by dyslexia. Most of them may have a negative influence on communication. Influence is most visible in the early years and during education. Still, life doesn’t have to go downhill from here.
Dyslexics struggle with reading due to different neural pathways in their brains. Dyslexia also causes a hard time with spelling, writing, and reading comprehension.
Even though they have a hard time reading, the world we live in makes reading crucial for so many aspects of life. These issues are most obvious earlier in life, in education. Their effect makes the most impact on kids’ future lives.
To you dyslexia is invisible and reading is a simple task. But to dyslexics text is basically fuzzy and each has different troubles reading at pace and without mistakes. The key challenge was addressing the widest spectrum of dyslexia manifestations as possible.
Our typographers, science, and dyslexia experts used relevant scientific research about font readability and dyslexia to develop OmoType.