Losing your place or skipping words when reading? Eye movements require the highest level of movement precision in the human body. This skill allows rapid and accurate shifting of the eyes along a line of print in a book, quick and accurate shifts from one point to another, and ability to follow a ball in sports.
Signs of inadequate eye movement control include:
- using the finger to help the eyes maintain fixation during reading
- loss of place when reading or copying from the chalkboard
- skipping words or re-reading
- repeatedly omitting small words
- words reversals such as “on” / “no”, also “was” / “saw”.
Remediation of tracking difficulties is the most frequent area helped within our vision therapy programs. With dedication and diligence in your home program, you can correct tracking difficulties in a relatively short period of time.