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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Numerous investigations have shown that poor reading is accompanied by irregularities in the eye-movements of the reader. The most marked of these is regressive movement, that is, backward movement of the eyes to places previously looked at. Clinicians in remedial reading have been much struck by the presence of these irregularities, and have sometimes attempted to improve reading by treating the eye-movements as such. The question investigated by this research is: Do irregular eye-movements cause poor reading, or does poor reading cause irregular eye-movements? If poor reading is shown to be the cause of poor eye-movements, then it is obviously fallacious to attempt the improvement of reading by working on the eye-movements.

Publication Date

1936

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

43

Issue

1

First Page

283

Last Page

285

Copyright

© Copyright 1936 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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