Typography in children's reading schemes may be suboptimal: Evidence from measures of reading rate

This study investigated the effect of text size and spacing on the reading speed and accuracy of children age five to eleven. Reading accuracy was significantly higher with large versus small text size. There was a similar direct relationship between reading speed and text size for children five to seven years old.

Author: 
Hughes, L. E., & Wilkins, A. J.
Year: 
2000
Source: 
Journal of Research in Reading, 23(3), 314
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
reading
Grade Level: 
early elementary
intermediate elementary
IDEA Disability Category: 
autism
emotional disturbance
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
visual impairment
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation