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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:

l Fixations- the ability to maintain gaze on a stationary
object such as a street sign or a picture in a book.

l Pursuits - the ability to follow a moving object, like a
thrown ball, with the eyes.

l Saccades - the ability to accurately and rapidly shift
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
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