Visual Tracking Disorder

 

Visual Tracking Disorder. One of the major visual skills needed to perform the act of reading is the ability of the eyes to track. During the act of reading, the eyes must accurately follow the lines of the text and move precisely from one word to the next. If a student has not developed this skill while reading he may constantly lose his place or skip lines or words. It is a surprising fact that some students do not naturally develop this critical skill. In one study (Koslowe 1995), "Visual tracking was found to be the major visual deficit in a group of 100 elementary school children referred to a center for reading disabilities."