Visual Processing Dysfunction Characteristics
A child struggling with visual processing issues will display some of these characteristics:
- Reading reversals (“was” for “saw,” “on” for “no,” “big” for “dig,” etc.) after initial introduction of the words.
- Skipping of small words when reading.
- Needing to use finger to track after age 7.
- Oral reading that is smooth at the beginning of the page, but becomes more labored the longer a child reads.
- Experiencing eye fatigue shortly after reading begins (watery eyes, rubbing eyes).
- Yawning shortly after reading begins.
- Continuing to struggle even after being prescribed eye glasses.
Resources for Correcting Vision Acuity Problems
- Prescription eyeglasses.
- Vision therapy from a developmental optometrist. (This kind of therapy can be quite expensive.)
- At-home eye exercises using www.eyecanlearn.com or www.eyeqadvantage.com
- Colored transparencies. For information on how to obtain these visit www.diannecraft.org
- Irlen Lenses (colored lenses placed into glasses for easier use. For more information look for the Reading With Colors book available at www.irlen.com.
- PACE program done with professionals.
- Brain integration therapy. This program can be conducted at home. For more information see www.diannecraft.org for the Instruction Manual.
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