The Reading Buddy is a plastic 5-inch circular page overlay with a rectangular slot that frames part of a line of print. The Reading Buddy is moved by the child, or by the child and the teacher/therapist working together, across the line of print. Its purpose is to:
Reduce visual distraction,
Help children with left to right visual tracking,
Help children learn to coordinate their word retrieval rate with their visual tracking rate, and
Facilitate the reading decoding skills of segmentation, alphabetics and blending.
It allows the child to focus on one or more letter/words without being distracted by the surrounding text.