Learning-Related Vision Problems
Learning-related vision problems affect the way a child’s eyes work with each other, and they affect how the brain collects and interprets visual information.
Learning-related vision problems can be as simple as an inability to see close-up (eye focusing problem), or as complex as a cognitive inability to “visualize” or interpret what their eyes are seeing. In many cases, a child’s visual abilities aren’t sufficiently developed for him/her to be able to read – or learn to read – effectively. Unfortunately, children with learning-related vision problems usually don’t tell a parent or teacher they have a problem. They don’t realize how they are supposed to see letters, numbers, or objects.
What Causes Learning- Related Vision Problems?
Research indicates the problem can be due to a difficulty in either acquiring or processing the information we receive through our eyes. The visual skills needed to see effectively may be lacking or the brain may not be sufficiently trained to interpret what the eyes see. Without these abilities, the child or adult spends so much energy just “looking at” and “decoding” the written word.
Symptoms of Learning-Related Vision Problems
- Eye tracking skills (eyes staying on target)
- Eye teaming skills (eyes working in synchronized fashion)
- Binocular vision (blending images from both eyes together at the same time)
- Accommodation (eye focusing)
- Visual-motor integration (eye-hand coordination)
- Visual perception (visual memory, visual form perception, directionality)
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