Eye-Hop is an innovative eye exercise designed to increase reading speed and comprehension. The purpose is to get you to understand groups of words at a glance.Learn more about Eye-Hop
Verified by university studies showing statistically significant improvement in student reading ability
Recall text more effectively by training your eye to hop, instead of gliding, over text
Eye-Hop reduces sub-vocalization (pronouncing words in our head) and more
Measure your progress throughout the course using our online testing suite
We guarantee to at least double your Reading Effectiveness score or we'll offer a 90% refund
Test your speed, comprehension, accuracy and words per minute
Unlike traditional speed reading courses, we prioritise accurate comprehension and recall.
Our online lessons include a combination of reading, memory, attitude and study skills.
The SuperReading course aims to develop strategies for both
better comprehension and higher reading speed in late adolescence and adulthood, working on the silent reading mode.
The course originated in the USA, when Ron Cole, a life
coach, developed a syllabus to help managers improve their
reading speed and comprehension rates (Cole 2009). Cole
obtained remarkable results with his course, which he measured through reading tests administered during sessions. He
also noted that dyslexic participants benefited from the course
despite their reading difficulties, and even showed higher
levels of improvement than normotypical readers. To investigate this circumstance further, the course was duplicated in
London, at South Bank University LLU+ (Language and
Literacy Unit), with a group of 15 dyslexic participants who
confirmed the results obtained in the USA (Cooper 2009a, b).
Further research was carried out in London, with similar results (Cooper 2012).
Thanks to an agreement with the promoters of the course, this research group has translated and adapted the course materials to the Italian academic context (Santulli and Scagnelli 2017; Santulli and Scagnelli 2018). To date 25 groups of students have been taught, most of them at the IULM University, where the course is part of the curriculum and awards three credits. Other groups have been taught elsewhere, four of them in other universities, and three with younger participants.
Yet, the most innovative and distinguishing feature of the programme is a reading technique, named eye-hopping, which requires participants to read texts arranged in parallel columns containing 2–5 words each (with increasing difficulty), ‘hopping’ with their eye from the middle of one column to the middle of the other, with a parallel movement of their forefinger. This technique aims to improve the efficiency of eye movement and increase the visual span. The eye-hopping exercise combines the arrangement in columns with the use of a pointer (normally, the forefinger, or a pen/pencil), which guides the eye movement, helping to reduce regressions and increase the visual span. Constant practice, both during classes and at home, develops the ability to catch increasingly more words at one single glance, thus making reading faster without jeopardising comprehension.
The results of this research show that, given the complex character of reading and comprehension competence, a multifaceted approach makes it possible to develop reading strategies effectively in adulthood. The combination of metacognitive abilities, motivation, memory and eye training yields remarkable improvements, and the analysis of data demonstrates the efficacy of SuperReading in enhancing reading competence, as it reduces reading time, increasing at the same time comprehension and reading effectiveness.