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Using Eye Training to Improve Struggling Adult Readers
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Eye training interventions have been shown to improve reading skills of students. From tachistoscopes to online programs, eye training is currently receiving renewed attention in the field of literacy education. Investigators pondered about its effectiveness with developmental reading students in college. A single-group design consisted of students completing 122 online modules in one semester; they were evaluated via pre/post measures of word reading speed and comprehension. Students not only increased their word reading speed to a statistically significant rate, but they also increased their comprehension rates of passages regardless of factors such as instructor of record, course time, or module completion time. Findings further depict the considerable relationship between eye movements and reading, prompting teachers to incorporate known eye training techniques to prepare struggling readers to be more efficient readers.


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