Smooth pursuit eye movements are associated with phonological awareness in preschool children.

@article{Callu2005SmoothPE,
  title={Smooth pursuit eye movements are associated with phonological awareness in preschool children.},
  author={Delphine Callu and I Giannopulu and Sylvie Escolano and Françoise Cusin and M Jacquier-Roux and Georges Dellatolas},
  journal={Brain and cognition},
  year={2005},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={217-25}
}
Phonological awareness is strongly related to reading ability, but reports are more conflicting concerning the association of high level oculomotor skills with reading. Here, we show that phonological awareness is specifically associated with the ability to perform smooth pursuit eye movements in preschool children. Two large independent samples of preschool children (n=838 and n=732) aged 5-6.4 years, without history of neurological disorder, were examined by school medical doctors for visual… CONTINUE READING
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