85% of learning is visual. Good readers have good eye movements that are developed and adapted specifically for the task they are enduring. They can maintain a comfortable focus at a near working distance while maintaining fusion, smooth tracking and smooth left-to-right-to left jumps (saccades) with less fatigue, overshooting and undershooting. Children with sensory processing disorder exhibit deficient saccades and pursuits when compared to typically developing children. (1)
Reading is a learned skill involving complex brain processing. Most children in North America learn to read during grades one through four. Starting in grade four they read to learn. Part of being able to read involves our eyes ability to focus in, turn in and rotate in, in a smooth and coordinated fashion with multiple eye jumps.
When the eye movements are dysfunctional, then the child spends more energy trying to maintain a focus rather than absorbing the information they are reading ... or they just avoid the difficult task.
Poor readers are complex people have multi-factorial reasons for their limited ability to read. Using the C-Rod for just 5 minutes a day can help develop the oculomotor skills necessary to be a better reader.
In China students do eye exercises in class for five minutes every day. Why don't we do this in North America?
Just imagine what would happen if every child spent 5 minutes of their school day doing the 6 C-Rod eye exercises.
(1) Walker et al, Optom Vis Sci:Mar 2019