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Did you know that up to 80% of the information in the classroom is obtained through the visual system?

Learning is a result of complex and inter-related processes. Your eyes and the visual system grow and develop from the brain, making vision a fundamental factor in learning. Vision’s role is to gather information, sort, analyse, store, match, recall and direct action.

Vision is a key sense in the classroom and plays a major role in reading, spelling, writing, board work and computer and electronic device use. Students tackle these tasks all day long, day after day.

Clear eyesight is not all that is required in the classroom. Most learning these days is done up close at a reading distance requiring the visual skills of seeing quickly and understanding visual information usually at less than arm’s length from the eyes.

Many students have not developed visual skills that are up to the demands of the types of classroom learning situations that are expected of them. Students must have a variety of scanning, focusing and visual co-ordination skills for learning and for getting meaning from reading.

If these visual skills have not been or are poorly developed, learning may become more difficult and stressful and students typically may react in one of a variety of ways:

Learning-Related Vision Problems

CHECKLIST

Below are listed some of the signs that may indicate that visual problems may be affecting your child’s learning or school performance:

If your child routinely exhibits any of these signs then it’s time to consider organising a behavioural vision assessment.

WE BELIEVE VISION PROBLEMS DO NOT “CAUSE” LEARNING DISABILITIES.

However, poor visual skills can interfere with the process and impede remedial efforts.
Vision is a foundation skill. Without a sound base, learning is like trying to build a house on sand.

GOOD VISION SKILLS ARE ESSENTIAL TO SUPPORT LEARNING.

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