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Visual Treatments for Developmental Dyslexia

There is conflicting research on the benefits of visual treatments for developmental dyslexia.  Sensitive visual magnocellular function is essential for learning to read and that the benefits of visual treatments for developmental dyslexia can be seen in many written alphabets and languages.

Visual Treatments for Developmental Dyslexia There is conflicting research on the benefits of visual treatments for developmental dyslexia.  Recently, the article “What is Developmental Dyslexia?” written by John Stein discussed in detail the phonological theory of dyslexia and the pathophysiological visual and auditory mechanisms that can cause phonological problems.  The researcher reports on the importance of […]

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Visual Deficits in Children with Dyslexia

Research indicates that the core cognitive deficit in dyslexia involves language (phonological) processing.  Since reading is also a visual task, researchers explored the potential role of visual deficits in children with dyslexia.

Visual Deficits in Children with Dyslexia Research indicates that the core cognitive deficit in dyslexia involves language (phonological) processing.  Since reading is also a visual task, researchers explored the potential role of visual deficits in children with dyslexia. In order to evaluate the frequency of visual deficits in children with dyslexia (vergence, accommodation, and ocular […]

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3 Evidence-Based Reasons Why Spending Time Outdoors Helps Children’s Vision

3 Evidence-Based Reasons Why Spending Time Outdoors Helps Children's Vision

3 Evidence-Based Reasons Why Spending Time Outdoors Helps Children’s Vision Did you know that children aged 10 to 16 now spend only 12.6 minutes a day on vigorous outdoor activity compared with 10.4 waking hours being relatively sedentary?  Or what about the fact that almost 50% of preschoolers do not experience even one parent-supervised outdoor play […]

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Binocular Vision Function and Reading Performance in Children

Binocular Vision Function and Reading Performance in Children

Binocular Vision Function and Reading Performance in Children The Journal of Optometry published a retrospective chart review on binocular vision function and reading performance in 121 children who were identified with reading problems according to their IEP. The researchers focused on acuity and binocular vision such as accommodation (focus), vergence (turning the eye in and […]

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Visual Versus Verbal Prompts to Promote Visual Spatial Skills

Instructional Science  published research on the potential effect of an experimental visual–spatial intervention procedure and possible training benefits of two prompts: one group received training with verbal and visual prompts, a second group training with visual prompts only, while a third, control group did not receive any training. The results indicated the following: 1.  the […]

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Patterns, Patterns, Patterns

Here are 6 FREE sample pages from Patterns, Patterns, Patterns  which is a collection of over 50 visual perceptual activities involving patterns. Children will be challenged to draw the patterns and find shapes, numbers or objects in a pattern. The activity pages are in black and white. Patterns, Patterns, Patterns stimulates: visual motor skills visual […]

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Holiday Puzzle on Paper

Here is a holiday puzzle to challenge visual spatial, visual closure and visual motor skills.  You can download it at http://yourtherapysource.com/christmaspuzzle.html [subscribe2]

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Postural Control in Standing

Here is an interesting open access research article on the postural control of children in standing. Using a force plate and a visual focus, the researchers examined the changes in postural control in 7-11 year olds and adults. The results indicated that postural stability improved linearly from 7-10 years old, stabilized somewhat at 10-11 years […]