Does anyone know what causes people to move their lips while reading.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:34 PM
Is it an indication of a problem and if so, what can be done about it?
Thanks for any insight you can give me.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:48 PM
Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:44 AM
Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:39 PM
I had a teacher in a college history course who created tests mostly from his lectures and not as much from the textbook. I had to record his lectures and go home and transcribe the whole thing which took a couple of hours. Then I had to read the material aloud to actually understand and remember it. I earned an 'A' in that class but it was because of a major amount of effort.
Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:54 PM
Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:01 PM
I think it's like a phone number you can't quite remember, but if you grab a phone and dial it, you can remember it. Up until that point in history (according to this program whose name I cannot remember) people were unable to think the words without having some concrete representation of them (forming them with their mouths).
The same way a new reader can't read silently just yet, they whisper. Eventually the whispering becomes lips moving and then one day, viola, they read with a straight face
Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:33 PM
Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:49 PM
this mostly happens when I am trying to help ds16 with his physics. I will be reading through the problem out loud. it annoys my ds no end . he is always saying to read silently. I tell him it is because I am having trouble understanding the question, and My brain is not communicating to me, so if I say it out loud, it will then go to a different section of my brain.
Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:56 PM
Moving lips is highly common for new readers or oral learners. I read very well but I will still sometimes move my lips when the material is challenging or I am in a distracting environment and need to concentrate.
Don't worry about it. If you are seeing it in one of your kids then it will probably go (mostly) away as they become a better and better reader. If the child is primarily an oral learner than you may just want to get use to it.