The scientific look behind learning difficulties
Effects of Saccade Training
The data of 200 subjects, who completed the saccade training was used to compare the pre- and post- training variables. The percentage of misses in the antisaccade task is used as a measure. The figure shows the pre- and post-training age curves. The younger children exhibit the greater profit.
Effects on Reading
A group of dyslexic children, who needed a training, because of deficits in the performance of the
antisaccade task was recruited. One half of the group was allowed to do the training right away, the
other half had to wait. Afterwards, both groups were recombined and received instruction lessons for
The improvements of reading skills were measured by the percentage of the reduction of reading errors. The figure shows the result In the form of a diagram. The green columns represent the mean values of the experimental group, the red columns those of the waiting group. The left pair shows the mean values of the total groups. The size of the effect is significant. It also depends on age. Dropping the younger children from the analysis the differences between the two groups increase.
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