Background Dyslexia – a permanent disability that primarily involves difficulty acquiring rapid, accurate decoding skills – is a common source of reading comprehension problems. Dyslexia also manifests clearly in the form of poor spelling. A frequent estimate is that 5-8 per cent of the population experiences the kinds of difficulties with reading and writing that meet the criteria for a dyslexia diagnosis. The practical implication of this estimate is that an average of one or two children in every class has dyslexia and need special support. Early interventions and action programmes for a dyslexic child play a major role in promoting learning development and quality of life.Clinical practice varies widely, and identifying the screening methods, diagnostic processes and support measures for which scientific evidence has been established is a challenging task.
PurposeThe purpose of the project is to systematically review the scientific studies that form the basis of screening methods and support measures, as well as to systematically identify knowledge gaps, encourage new research and actively disseminate information about the current state of dyslexia research.
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