How does disorientation affect reading, spelling, comprehension?
- Words on a page may be perceived as strung together, with no spaces, making it nearly impossible to decipher words within it.
- Words may appear to be “hovering” or even sliding off of the page.
- It can cause words to appear or disappear (addition or omission of words in the text).
- It can cause transpositions of words, like: was/saw, on/no, from/form; as well as transpositions with individual letters within words, like: b/d/p/q, f/t, u/n.
Bottom-line: Disorientation prevents the information from being perceived accurately.