Information on Reading Difficulty (Dyslexia) and Vision
~ A Few Points for Parents to Consider ~
Right Track Reading encourages parents to research information. Links to several resources you may want to begin with include:
Joint Statement: Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Ophthalmology, Council on Children with Disabilities, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and American Association of Certified Orthoptists. This was published online in August 2009. An abstract of the statement may be found at http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/pediatrics;124/2/837
This joint statement updates the previous American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement: Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision: A Subject Review published in 1998 and reaffirmed in 2008. This older version of the policy statement is found at http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;102/5/1217
This policy has been revised by the 2009 policy listed above.
Vision Therapies for Learning Disabilities: an article by EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, http://www.eyecareamerica.org/eyecare/treatment/alternative-therapies/vision-therapies-learning-disabilities.cfm
Vision, Learning and Dyslexia A Joint Organizational Policy Statement of the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometric Association http://www.aoa.org/x5420.xml
PubMed contains several abstracts to specific articles addressing vision therapy and devices in relation to dyslexia. PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine & includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles.
Learning disabilities, dyslexia, and vision: a subject review. Committee on Children with Disabilities, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS).
Remember, this article ONLY provides general discussion related to teaching children to read. If you have any concerns about your child’s vision, you need to take your child to an eye professional for a complete, comprehensive examination.
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This article was written by Miscese Gagen a mother with a passion for teaching children to read proficiently by using effective methods. She is also a successful reading tutor and author of the reading instructional programs Right Track Reading Lessons and Back on the Right Track Reading Lessons. The purpose of this article is to empower parents and teachers with information on teaching children how to read. We CAN improve reading proficiency, one student at a time! More information is located at www.righttrackreading.com ~ Copyright 2010 Miscese R. Gagen