Dyslexia & Vision Problems

Dyslexia & Vision Problems
August 10, 2020 FNFadmin
In What's Happening
Research Finds a Connection
Between Dyslexia & Vision Problems
Over the years, we have seen a number of children who had vision problems contributing to their difficulties with reading. Once the vision problems were taken care of these children were able to read and responded faster to tutoring and special services at school (when needed).
We have also seen a number of children who had vision problems that were mistaken for dyslexia. Once the vision problems were corrected, the dyslexia symptoms disappeared and they were able to read and learn.
New research from Harvard Medical School, shows that approximately 80% of children who have Dyslexia, also have eye coordination and eye movement disorders. This study was published in July 2018 in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology.
The study also found that 33% of the non-dyslexic children who participated in the study also had the same vision disorders contributing to their reading challenges. Fortunately, these vision disorders are very treatable.
If you know a child that struggles with reading, please share this important information with the child’s parents. It could make all the difference.
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