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Vergence eye movements and dyslexia

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Many theories have been proposed to explain why some otherwise intelligent children have unexpected problems with learning to read. In this thesis, evidence is presented -in support of the hypothesis that one cause of such children's difficulties is failure to develop accurate vergence eye movement control. This leads to impaired ability to localise small targets reliably, thus explaining the 'visual' nature of some of these children's reading problems.

In 432 dyslexic and normal ch...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Laboratory of Physiology
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Publication date:
1987
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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603840749
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td:603840749

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