Program teaches students to read while using peripheral vision

11/1/2009 | Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

A Utah district is testing a software program designed to better teach students how to read faster and with better comprehension, using peripheral vision to read more than one word at a time and engage both sides of their brain at once. While some experts remain skeptical, one teacher says she has found success using the eyeQ software with her fifth-graders, particularly building confidence among English-language learners and special-education students. "If they see these big chunks of text, they're not going to be overwhelmed," she said.

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