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Eye Tracking Problems
An eye tracking problem, also called an ocular motor
dysfunction, is the inability to aim the eyes accurately.
Children with eye tracking problems can't effectively
control their eye movements.
Aiming the eyes involves three different visual skills:
Fixations- the ability to maintain gaze on a
stationary object such as a street sign or a picture in a
Pursuits - the ability to follow a moving object, like
a thrown ball, with the eyes.
Saccades - the ability to accurately and rapidly
gaze from one point to another like from one word to
the next on a page.
Eye tracking skills are particularly important for
reading. Children with eye tracking problems may use
a finger to follow along a line of print because their
eyes can't. They may also skip or transpose words or
frequently lose their place when reading.
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