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LEARNING / READING PROBLEMS UPDATE Jan 2008


1. Dyslexia is a language processing defect rather than a visual system defect. Eye therapy/Training techniques do not assist with language processing.

2. Early identification and intervention is required in children with reading difficulties so that they can "read to learn " otherwise it will become a lifelong barrier to learning.


Following are links to articles and papers which contain in depth information about the current level of understanding regarding Dyslexia and learning problems.

http://white.stanford.edu/~brian/psych12N/PDF/Science/ShaywitzSciAm.pdf

http://www.ncsall.net/fileadmin/resources/fob/2001/fob_5a.pdf

http://newdemsonline.com/documents/SpecialEd_ch12.pdf


http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121581874/abstract

Barrett B. A critical evaluation of the evidence supporting the practice of behavioural vision therapy. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2009;29:4-25


3. All children with Learning/Reading difficulties need an accurate eye and hearing test to ensure there are no problems.

 

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