Our method has been developed following 30 years of scientific research looking at how eye movements can offer a unique into those complex cognitive processes involved with reading that we can often struggle to understand.
This research was undertaken at the Karolinska Institute, provider of the Nobel Prize in medicine, as part of the Kronobergs Project. This completely unique study examined the eye movements of around 100 children, both with and without reading difficulties, from year 4 until adulthood.
By analysing eye movement patterns from this study, our researchers and founders Gustaf Öqvist Seimyr and Mattias Nilsson Benfatto were able to show that the statistical models they had developed could accurately predict which students would experience difficulties after as little as 30 seconds of reading.
For a child with high reading attainment (left), their eyes generally move through a passage of text with short, quick movements, whereas for a child with lower reading attainment (right) their eyes tend to move much slower, and they may fixate upon individual words or regress.
By studying a child’s spontaneous eye movements as they read, our assessment can precisely determine their individual reading attainment by picking up on minor differences in the way their brain’s process text. This also helps identify those experiencing difficulties, such as Dyslexia, at a much earlier stage of their development.
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