The interest in music as a tool to be used in rehabilitation has increased more and more in recent years. In a specific domain attention the effects that a music- based training can generate on reading skills in individuals with dyslexia were investigated. The aim of this contribution was to present the details of an Italian project where a music training for the rehabilitation of dyslexia has been devised. The research work led to the creation of a software, called Rhythmic Reading Training (RRT) addressed to children with reading disorders. The training is based on a rhythmic component associated with phonological processing. Results obtained in several studies are reported where the effects of the training with subjects with a diagnosis of dyslexia was tested. Findings supported the effectiveness of training in increasing the skills related to reading.
Keywords: Developmental dyslexia, training, rehabilitation, music, rhythm, efficacy.