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- A Typical Scenario
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- Is Your Child Struggling in School?
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- Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD)
- Poor Standardized Test Scores: The Vision Connection
- Symptoms of Vision Problems that Cause School Troubles
- Vision and the Gifted Child
- Vision is Key to Developing Your Child's Abilities
- Vision Problems Can Make School a Struggle
- When a Child Struggles, the Whole Family Struggle
- Why is School so Challenging for Your Child?
- Raising Awareness about Vision Disorders in Children
- Requests for Section 504 Accomodations
- The Students Bill of Rights
- National PTA Resolution on Vision Testing
- Retraining the Eyes Can Help Kids Read
- Success Stories
- The Eye Bone's Connected to the... Brain Bone
- Therapy for Poor Vision Can Be Real Eye-Opener
- Vision and Reading
- Vision and Developmental Dyslexia
- When Your Child Struggles
- Resources: Research update on Visually-Based Reading Disability
Vision and Perception
A Typical Scenario
"Brittany," said her mother, "couldn't read for more than five minutes without getting distracted or acting bored."
Was it attention-deficit disorder?
"She said she didn't like to read and that the words sometimes got all jumbled up.
" Was it dyslexia? "
Her school work was suffering and she started having problems with other kids. I just didn't know what the core problem was."
Was Brittany mentally slow or lazy?
Like many children who exhibit such behavior, Brittany wasn't afflicted with attention-deficit disorder or dyslexia, nor was she mentally slow or lazy. As it turned out, Brittany's problem was convergence insufficiency.
It was a visual problem.
It's an often-undiagnosed problem having to do with the way the eyes fail to converge correctly, making it difficult for the child or adult to sustain visual attention for close work.
It is correctable.
"Since vision therapy, Brittany is seeing much better," said her mother. "She loves to read and her schoolwork is 100 percent better."