Children with Special Needs have the same vision problems as neurotypical children. These disorders may include, nearsightedness or farsightedness, as well as other eye-coordination disorders such as eye turns (strabismus), lazy eye (amblyopia), eye movement dysfunction or poor eye teaming and coordination. Depth perception and other visual information processing problems are also common.
Vision problems of this nature can add to the child’s challenges. A hidden visual dysfunction may be affecting the child’s behavior, interfering with his or her ability to read and learn, and reducing his or her ability to perform routine tasks.