Effective interventions for reading disability

J Am Optom Assoc. 1992 Jun;63(6):411-7.


A simple, readily accessible, and inexpensive intervention which produces immediate improvements in the reading comprehension abilities of reading-disabled children has been found. The intervention consists of colored overlays, or overlays which reduce the contrast of printed materials. This intervention produces reading comprehension gains in approximately 80 percent of the reading-disabled children tested.

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Audiovisual Aids*
  • Cellophane
  • Child
  • Color Perception
  • Color Therapy*
  • Contrast Sensitivity
  • Dyslexia / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Reading


  • Cellophane