eyeQ’s reading therapy techniques focus on several different issues that inhibit reading skills. When you can overcome these issues, you can also overcome many other problems you might face. With regular training, you can improve your decision-making skills, your ability to recall information, and even certain visual conditions like dyslexia. Some of the areas of focus include:
- Paced Reading
This conditions your eyes and your brain to work together to read at a rapid pace. When you participate in paced reading exercises with high, varying speeds, your brain realizes that it needs to read and process information more quickly.
By focusing on comprehension in your therapy, you will better understand what you read. The eyeQ software requires you to display a minimum level of comprehension in order to move forward. Comprehension is also a key factor in measuring your overall progress.
This is the process of mentally sounding out words in your head as you read. Although this is an effective tool for children who are learning to read, as we become older, it actually slows down our reading and takes away from our ability to comprehend what we read.
- Fixation Span
This refers to the small, incremental jumps your eyes make as they read the words on a page or screen. During these small jumps, known as saccades, your brain essentially photographs the words you see. Your fixation span is the number of words you take in during a single saccade.
- Fixation Time
This is the opposite of your fixation span, and it describes the amount of time your eyes pause as they move along a line of text. The lower your fixation time, the faster you can read.
Finally, regression is the act of going back to reread information. Some people need to reread between 50% and 60% of everything they take in for proper comprehension. eyeQ helps your brain and your reading speed work together, reducing the need to regress.