Towards consensus on good practices for the use of new technologies for intervention and support in developmental dyslexia: A delphi study conducted among italian specialized professionals

Maria Luisa Lorusso, Francesca Borasio, Martina Da Rold, Andrea Martinuzzi

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Abstract

The use of new technologies for intervention in developmental dyslexia is steadily grow-ing. In order to better understand the needs, the expectations, and the attitudes of Italian expert health professionals concerning such technologies, a national survey was conducted applying the Delphi methodology. Ad-hoc questionnaires were sent out to a group of eighteen experts over three successive rounds, and anonymously collected responses were aggregated and shared with the group after each round, aiming to reach a consensus on the proposed response. The goal was to define a series of statements that could form the basis for international “good practices” in the use of technologies for intervention to support dyslexia in children and adolescents. In the first round, the experts’ general opinions were collected with both multiple choice and open questions, and in the second round consensus was assessed on a series of statements based on the first replies. The cut-off of 75% consensus on each statement was reached after three rounds. Fifteen experts completed all the rounds of the process, and a final version of the statements regarding good practice in the use of technologies for dyslexia could be defined.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1126
JournalChildren
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Delphi method
  • Developmental dyslexia
  • Good practices
  • Intervention
  • New technologies
  • Rehabilitation
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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