The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of Irlen’s Overlays anda teaching program to improve reading ability among dyslexic students. Thesample of study consisted of (30) male and female students who were chosen ina purposeful way from the fifth elementary grade who are enrolled in resourcerooms in the Amman private Directorate. The sample was distributed intothree groups selected randomly: two experimental groups and one controlgroup with (10) students in each. In order to fulfill the objectives of the studya teaching program was prepared by the researchers to be used with thesecond experimental group and a Reading Rate Test to be used as a pre andpost- test after achieving its validity and reliability. The first experimentalgroup used the colored overlays only, while the second experimental groupused the colored overlays in addition to a teaching program to improvetheir reading ability. A post- test of reading rate test were applied on thethree groups and their results were as follows: There was no significantdifference at the level (a= 0.05) between the first experimental group thatused only Irlen colored overlays and the control group in improving literacy.There was a significant difference at the level (a= 0.05) between the secondexperimental group (Irlen colored overlays with educational program)and the control group in improving literacy. The experimental group hada higher mean. There was a significant difference at the level (a= 0.05)between the group used Irlen colored overlays and the group used Irlencolored transparencies with educational program in improving literacy. Thegroup used Irlen colored overlays with educational program had a highermean. According to the results of the study, the researchers have come upwith recommendations such as: studies and researches should be made at alarger scale targeting the different categories of special needs to have moreaccurate feedback and results.
Syam, Karam Mofeed and Al-Jawaldi, Fouad Eid
"The Impact of Irlen’s Overlays and Teaching Program to Improve Reading Ability among Dyslexic Students,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 4:
13, Article 21.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol4/iss13/21