ERIC Number: ED074691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Eye Movement Disorders in Dyslexia. Final Report.
Festinger, Leon; And Others
Eye movements of 18 male and seven female dyslexic children and 10 normal children were evaluated to determine if eye movement disorders may be the cause of some of the symptoms associated with dyslexia. Data on eye movements were collected while Ss moved their eyes from one fixation point to another in a nonreading situation. Errors in vertical eye movements significantly differentiated between normal and dyslexic children. Within the dyslexic group, children who showed large vertical eye movement errors were also the ones whose reading problems included skipping or repeating lines and losing the place. It is concluded that eye movement disorders are probably the cause of reading problems for a subgroup of dyslexic children. (Author/DB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New School for Social Research, New York, NY.