Evidence for fixation instability in children with Down syndrome

Valldeflors Viñuela-Navarro, Jonathan Erichsen, Julie-Anne Little, Kathryn J Saunders, Margaret J Woodhouse

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Background: A large number of children with Down’s syndrome (DS) who attend the Special Assessment Clinic (Cardiff University) are reported by parents and teachers to struggle with scanning strategies in some near school tasks, particularly when these involve arrays of pictures. These anecdotal reports suggest a potential visual scanning deficit in this population.Methods: Scanning eye movements from children with DS and controls were recorded using a Tobii TX300 eye tracker while presenting a short series (
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOphthalmic and Physiological Optics
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)1475-1313
Publication statusPublished online - 1 Nov 2017
EventChild Vision Research Society XVI conference -
Duration: 1 Nov 2017 → …


ConferenceChild Vision Research Society XVI conference
Period1/11/17 → …


  • down syndrome
  • fixation
  • eye movements
  • vision
  • saccades


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