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Eye movements in children during reading: a review

Abstract : Over the last decades, the analysis of eye movements has proven very useful to investigate the cognitive processes underlying reading. However, from a developmental perspective, this technique has yet hardly been used to better understand the children’s acquisition of reading. This chapter aims at presenting a review of the studies comparing the eye-movement patterns observed in children with those observed in adult readers. Firstly, it presents the differences and similarities in eye-movement patterns between those two groups, and then it proposes different attempts at explaining these differences in terms of oculomotor, visual and linguistic constraints.
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Aline Frey. Eye movements in children during reading: a review. Actes du Symposium international sur la litéracie à l’école/International Symposium for Educational Literacy (SILE/ISEL) 2015, 2015. ⟨hal-02430653⟩



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