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A comprehensive visual evaluation was given to 43 Oregon Title One Program students receiving remedial reading instruction. 50 age-matched peers reading at or above grade level served as controls. The findings were analyzed for disorders of binocularity, accommodation, and oculomotor control. Chi squared statistical analysis revealed a significantly greater incidence of accommodative insufficiency, accommodative infacility, convergence insufficiency, and saccadic eye movement deficiency in the Title One group. The results indicate that visual dysfunction is a significant contributing factor in the low reading achievement of many Title .--One readers. The results bring forth important implications for addressing vision in the education of reading disabled students in general.
Lowery, John P., "The relationship between visual dysfunction and reading disability: The results of a study comparing Oregon Title One Program readers to grade-level reading peers" (1996). College of Education. 275.