Eye movement problems in achieving readers: an update

Am J Optom Physiol Opt. 1985 Dec;62(12):812-9. doi: 10.1097/00006324-198512000-00002.


There is extant a population of subjects who have average or better than average interpretive reading skills as measured by standardized tests but who read slowly and inefficiently. Ten cases are presented where both Iowa Silent Reading Tests (ISRT) (Level III) and eye movement recordings were completed. Three of the subjects received training to improve reading efficiency. Reducing the cognitive level of the reading selections did not result in improved reading efficiency for subjects who have good interpretive skills. Substantial improvement in reading efficiency was measured in each of the three subjects selected for training.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Dyslexia / physiopathology*
  • Eye Movements*
  • Humans
  • Reading*