The need of tuning into speech in noisy and reverberant classrooms is a challenge for good speech communication and literacy development at school. Reading development can be compromised if children are exposed to inadequate acoustics, especially those with poor neural processing in speech discrimination. This work reports preliminary results on the influence of classroom acoustics on the reading speed of 94 Italian second-graders. Speech clarity (C50) was found to be significantly correlated with all the investigated reading tasks, while no significant correlations were found with reverberation time. (C) 2018 Acoustical Society of America

Influence of classroom acoustics on the reading speed: A case study on Italian second-graders / Puglisi, Giuseppina Emma; Prato, Andrea; Sacco, Tiziana; Astolfi, Arianna. - In: THE JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. - ISSN 0001-4966. - 144:2(2018), pp. EL144-EL149. [10.1121/1.5051050]

Influence of classroom acoustics on the reading speed: A case study on Italian second-graders

Prato, Andrea;
2018

Abstract

The need of tuning into speech in noisy and reverberant classrooms is a challenge for good speech communication and literacy development at school. Reading development can be compromised if children are exposed to inadequate acoustics, especially those with poor neural processing in speech discrimination. This work reports preliminary results on the influence of classroom acoustics on the reading speed of 94 Italian second-graders. Speech clarity (C50) was found to be significantly correlated with all the investigated reading tasks, while no significant correlations were found with reverberation time. (C) 2018 Acoustical Society of America
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