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75% of Disabled readers have poor visual skills

Dyslexia is a term that cannot even be defined the same by the public and professionals that diagnose it.  It is NOT merely, "being a poor reader” It is NOT "seeing things backwards". 

 

A complete eye exam by a board certified optometrist trained to diagnose and treat vision-based learning problems can determine for certain if vision is the basis of a child's struggle to read.

 

Below is the position statement of the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometric Association on the relationship between vision and dyslexia. Children who have been labeled "dyslexic" need to have a complete eye examination by a pediatric optometrist to evaluate their learning-related vision skills to determine to what degree poor visual processing is contributing to the problem

 

From America's Leaders in Eye Care: Empowered Learning Transformation Centers

A Joint Organizational Policy Statement of the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometric Association

 

Vision and Learning

Many children and adults continue to struggle with learning in the classroom and the workplace. Advances in information technology, its expanding necessity, and its accessibility are placing greater demands on people for efficient learning and information processing. (1,2) Learning is accomplished through complex and interrelated processes, one of which is vision. Determining the relationships between vision and learning involves more than evaluating eye health and visual acuity (clarity of sight). Problems in identifying and treating people with learning-related vision problems arise when such a limited definition of vision is employed. (3) This policy statement addresses these issues, which are important to individuals who have learning-related vision problems, their families, their teachers, the educational system and society.

 

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