Eye movements during reading in children with comprehension difficulties

Dr Holly Joseph and Professor Kate Nation


This ESRC-funded projected examined how children with specific comprehension difficulties read texts that required them to make inferences, connect parts of the text, and use context to understand new information. Our results were varied but showed that children with poorer comprehension tended to read in a different way from their peers, spending less time reading parts of text that were particularly difficult or important to understand the meaning.

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