Eye Exercises That Will Help Your Child To Be A Better Reader
Reading Is A Learned Skill
The critical period for developing visual function is in the first eight years of life. Children in elementary school learn to read through to grade four. After that, they read to learn. When children read their eyes have to focus in, turn in and rotate in and all of this has to happen in balance. When they read from left to right they use use saccadic eye movements. Some children have poor eye movement skills and struggle to read, comprehend what they read and remember what they read. If they struggle, they often get left behind. Eye movement skills can be enhanced to improve reading efficiency with six eye exercises done at home for five minutes a day. In China, schools do eye exercises with their students every day. Why don't we do that in North America?
85% of Learning is Visual.
When eyes are open, 61% of a brain's electrical activity is used to process visual information.
The C-Rod will help if your child loses their place or skips words or lines when they read.
The C-Rod Will Help A Developing Reader Develop Better Eye Movement Skills
The C-Rod is an eye exercise tool that uses standardized protocols and working distances on a fixed plane; 1) Saccadic Eye Movements on a horizontal plane - first slow then fast. 2) Slow Saccadic Eye Movements in the vertical and oblique planes. 3) Fixation and Tracking on a horizontal plane 4) Dynamic Near Point of Convergence Exercises; Near-Far Jumps 5) Accommodation / Convergence training. All in five minutes a day.