Dyslexie en Het Elektronisch Woordenboek
Gebruikswaarde en Woordverwerving
This study focuses on the use of electronic dictionaries by students with dyslexia. As opposed to what is known about paper dictionaries, the electronic dictionary used in this study was frequently consulted during the reading of a digital text in a foreign language. Students with dyslexia were also able to utilize this resource. They searched for high-frequency words significantly more than non-dyslexic students with the same vocabulary. Because the electronic dictionary was easy to manage, some students used it as a reading machine. Students with dyslexia and non-dyslexic students spent the same amount of time reading a digital text. The range of the reading vocabulary of the students, in contrast to the dyslexia factor, appeared to influence the reading tempo and word retention. To stress upon vocabulary growth appears to be an important goal in the intervention of reading problems.
Published online: 24 March 2014