Vision and reading difficulties part 1: specific learning difficulties and vision

Allen, Peter M. and Evans, Bruce J. W. and Wilkins, Arnold J. (2009) Vision and reading difficulties part 1: specific learning difficulties and vision. Optometry Today, Online. pp. 30-38. ISSN 0268-5485

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This article is the first in a series of five about vision and reading difficulties, and provides an introduction and an overview of learning disabilities and specific learning difficulties. It outlines the role of the optometrist in helping people with such problems; it describes the symptoms that optometrists should look for and it provides an introduction of the evidence-based approach. The second article in this series will cover the optometric and orthoptic correlates of reading difficulties. Articles three and four will describe the use of coloured filters, including background, techniques, evidence, and mechanism. The final article will draw together the themes in the series of articles and discuss the clinical protocol and the role of the eye care practitioner in managing visual factors associated with reading difficulties.

Item Type: Journal Article
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
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Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 12:48
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