It may sound simple, but reading comprehension actually starts with good vision. Or a sharp image.
I found out about this with a student who read the text with a bit of a stutter. Some words were changed into words that resembled them. For example, Christmas became a fair.
A quarter of 13-year-olds are nearsightedhttps://nos.nl/artikel/2235090-kwart-13-jarigen-bijziend-onderzoekers-waarschuwen-voor-telefoongebruik
So there is a good chance that your child of 10, 11 or 12 is also becoming nearsighted without you or the child noticing.
Quick test on computer (or phone)
Do you have a laptop or computer? Then put it to the test. Enlarge the letters on the screen and then listen to see if your child’s reading improves. If it improves, see a doctor (or optician).
Enlarging and reducing text on computers
|Windows +||Simultaneously press “Ctrl” and “+” to enlarge text|
|Windows –||Simultaneously press “Ctrl” and “–” to enlarge text|
|Apple +||Simultaneously press “cmd” and “+” to enlarge text|
|Apple –||Simultaneously press “cmd” and “–” to enlarge text|
Eye test online
There is a lot to be found about eye tests online. I tested this one for you: https://oogfonds.nl/doe-de-online-oogtest There 8 things are briefly tested in a few minutes
- Field of view
- Blind spots
- Eye problems
- Extra risico
- How well do you see
- Color blindness
The test is better than my quick computer test 🙂 But you have to provide your email address.
Adv. reading comprehension
Group 7 elementary school
Group 8 elementary school
Media and warning about myopia
It was already mentioned above that 25% of the first graders are shortsighted. But once they’re 20, it’s already 50%. That’s worrying.
Half of people in their twenties are nearsightedhttps://eenvandaag.avrotros.nl/item/helft-van-twintigers-is-bijziend/
Reading starts with seeing clearly
A child who cannot see clearly guesses the words. Children are known for their imagination. But with a few misspelled words, the story in the child’s head can already be changed.
If your child is a little worse with reading. Then test her or his eyes.