Learning Disabilities and the

Although reading may be easier and faster when sight is clear, visual problems generally do not cause learning disabilities, and eye defects are not responsible for reversal of letters. In the past, reading problems were blamed on the eyes, although children with a learning disability have no greater incidence of eye problems than the rest of the population. Other issues, such as dyslexia, attention-deficit hyper-activity disorder, social issues, or family problems are often found to be contributing to a child's poor attention in class or learning difficulties.

It is important that a thorough medical eye examination be performed. The presence or absence of visual defects can be diagnosed and corrected. Once vision is corrected, no other examinations or therapies involving the eyes diminish a learning disability. Meta-analysis shows that children with learning disabilities do not benefit from visual training, muscle exercises, perceptual training, or hand-eye coordination exercises (AAO/AAP/AAPOS Policy Statement, 2009). It may be difficult to diagnose a learning disability definitively before a child is 6 to 7 years old. However, once a diagnosis is made, educational assistance is needed promptly.

Adult Dyslexia

Adult Dyslexia

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