• Short Summary

    Reading speeds of students are increased at a reading clinic in New York.

  • Description

    Titles read: "FIRST "R" - READING MACHINE TEACHES SPEED-UP".

    New York, United States of America.

    At the a Reading Clinic we see a girl having a contraption placed over her head by New York University's Dr Stella Senter (Senta?). The machine films the eye movements of the girl as she reads. In a classroom at Theodore Roosevelt School we see a young man reading words aloud as they flash up from left to right on a special machine to encourage flowing movements from the eyes.

    M/S of Dr Stella standing beside the machine as she speaks to camera, saying they have had students with a reading speed of 150 words a minute increasing to 400 words a minute after 3 months of training there.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    953.32
    Media URN:
    16260
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:39:00 / 01:27:36:00
    Canister:
    38/10

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