Date of Award
Master of Science in Vision Science
A group of 55 "at-risk" students at the Oregon Youth Challenge Program were randomly assigned to two vision interventions and one control group. The interventions utilized either conventional vision therapy or the computer program, Taylor Reading Plus@. This study is a comparison of the efficacy of each intervention on reading level measured by The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Pre and post intervention Developmental Eye Movement (DEM) scores, as well as Visagraph reading efficiency scores were analyzed for correlation to improvements in TABE scores in order to see how well gains in the different eye movement tests predict reading improvement.
Chacon, Francisco and Morasch, Jeanine, "Conventional vision therapy vs. Taylor Reading Plus: Comparing gains in eye movement skills as a predictor of academic achievement in an at-risk population of youth" (2007). College of Optometry. 1559.