New Research Vision Issues and Dyslexia

The Researched Link Between Dyslexia and Vision Issues

Developmental Dyslexia is a reading disorder that emerges in childhood. The primary deficit involves impaired ability to “sound out” words, recognize words, and spell words, which in turn affect reading rate, comprehension, and written expression as well. The disorder of Developmental Dyslexia is most often viewed as stemming from a core linguistic deficit in phonological processing, a premise which has guided the educational interventions thus far.

Until now, there has been a lack of research to compare Dyslexic children’s vision issues with typically developing children. It is validating to see the results Continue reading “New Research Vision Issues and Dyslexia”

Hope for Struggling Readers

COVD Offers Hope for Struggling Readers

Every year when school resumes, educators, parents, and students strive to improve reading levels.

Problems reading

According to the Common Core Curriculum, “Students will be challenged and asked questions that push them to refer back to what they’ve read.” Yet, according to Ida Chung, OD, FCOVD, and President of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), “students who have eye coordination and eye movement problems struggle to read and have trouble remembering what they read which will make this task nearly impossible.” Continue reading “Hope for Struggling Readers”

Vision Disorders contribute to learning difficulties

Vision Disorders contribute to learning difficulties

Vision may be one of the missing links to helping students learn.

Barbara Scola, a Director of Pupil Services, brought vision therapy to her school. “I was working on my master’s thesis and had the opportunity to work with a student who had excellent comprehension when the material was read to him, but struggled when he tried to read on his own.” ¬† Continue reading “Vision Disorders contribute to learning difficulties”