Music in the rehabilitation of dyslexia: the effectiveness of the "rhythmic reading training"

Author/s Serena Germagnoli, Alice Cancer, Silvia Bonacina
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/1
Language Italian Pages 15 P. 21-35 File size 100 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2016-001002
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The interest in music as a tool to be used in rehabilitation has increased more and more in recent years. In a specific domain attention the effects that a music- based training can generate on reading skills in individuals with dyslexia were investigated. The aim of this contribution was to present the details of an Italian project where a music training for the rehabilitation of dyslexia has been devised. The research work led to the creation of a software, called Rhythmic Reading Training (RRT) addressed to children with reading disorders. The training is based on a rhythmic component associated with phonological processing. Results obtained in several studies are reported where the effects of the training with subjects with a diagnosis of dyslexia was tested. Findings supported the effectiveness of training in increasing the skills related to reading.

Keywords: Developmental dyslexia, training, rehabilitation, music, rhythm, efficacy.

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Serena Germagnoli, Alice Cancer, Silvia Bonacina, La musica nella riabilitazione della dislessia: dati a favore dell’efficacia del "training lettura ritmica" in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 1/2016, pp 21-35, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2016-001002