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VISION & LEARNING

Vision problems can interfere with a child’s ability to read and learn. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association, more than 60% of children struggling academically have undiagnosed vision problems contributing to their difficulties with learning.

Eye coordination and eye movement disorders can be easily mistaken for learning disabilities and even ADHD. In addition, they can also contribute to the challenges one experiences when they have Dyslexia.

Approximately 80% of learning occurs through the child’s eyes. Seventeen visual skills are required for academic success. Most vision screenings are not designed to test all of these visual skills.

Even if your child has passed a vision screening, he or she could still have a vision problem that is interfering with academic performance …and life. Most children don’t know how they are supposed to see and assume everyone sees the same way they do. Therefore it is vital that parents know the signs and symptoms to watch for.

  • Visual acuity
  • Eye tracking
  • Eye teaming
  • Eye focusing
  • Peripheral Vision
  • Depth Awareness
  • Color Perception
  • Visual Information Processing

Even if your child has passed a vision screening, he or she could still have a vision problem that is interfering with academic performance …and life. Most children don't know how they are supposed to see and assume everyone sees the same way they do. Therefore it is vital that parents know the signs and symptoms to watch for.

Signs of a vision problem that could be interfering with your child’s ability to read and learn:
Blurry vision when reading
Headaches after reading
Double vision or words move on the page
Eyes hurt or feel tired after reading
Homework takes longer than it should
Moves head excessively when reading
Frequently loses place when reading
Skips words or lines when reading
Vocalizes when reading silently
Reads slowly
Uses finger to keep place
Short attention span
Poor reading comprehension
Avoids reading
Holds things very close
Able to read for only a short time
Difficulty copying from blackboard to paper
Difficulty concentrating on written material
Comprehension decreases over time
Prefers being read to
Confuses letters or words
Reverses letters or words
Confuses right and left
Writes or prints poorly
Writes neatly but slowly
Awkward or immature pencil grip
Difficulty recognizing same word on different page
Poor word attack skills
Difficulty with memory
Remembers better when hears than sees
Responds better orally than by writing
Clumsy
Difficulty with scissors or small hand tools
Difficulty catching/ hitting a ball