Vision and Learning Disabilities
If your child exhibits any of the following behaviors,
he or she may be suffering from a problem with convergence and/or adequate visual function and/or visual perception. These visual problems can contribute to learning disabilities or, in some cases, can be mistaken or misdiagnosed as learning disabilities.
Your child . . .
- Seems bright, but struggles with reading.
- Fatigues quickly when reading, with frequent signs of
- Is unable to sit still; cannot stay on task for any length
- Reverses words, numbers or letters.
- Has difficulty remembering spelling words.
- Is disorganized and frustrated when studying visual information.
- Frequently loses his place, skips words or whole lines
- Has poor reading comprehension.
- Has difficulty copying from the board or a book, has
- Medication or tutoring has not been successful in improving
- Has been labeled LD (learning disabilities), ADD, ADHD, or dyslexic.
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What is the treatment strategy when it is determined that a defect in visual function is present?
When indicated, a personalized and interactive Vision Therapy program can be administered under supervision. Each program is individualized to meet a child's specific visual needs. This type of therapy is short-term and goal-oriented.
To locate an eye doctor who provides comprehensive pediatric vision examinations and treatment, including
, request a referral through our Referral Directory: Find a Pediatric Eye Doctor