health & dyslexia: (vision) eye related therapies & dyslexia – vision checklist


Vision Checklist & Dyslexia

Eye-ExamI have included a short Vision Checklist in the first instance, just to help identify if the child actually does have an eye problem.

If your child has more than a few of the signs or symptoms listed, it would be advisable to make an appointment with an orthoptist (optician) before investigating further eye related therapies.

Vision Checklist

When reading does your child:

• Hold the book a few inches from his face?
• Close one eye in order to see better?
• Skip over or omit words?
• Use a finger or bookmark to help keep his place?
• Complain of blurred vision?
• Reverse letters or numbers?
• Complain of print ‘running together’?
• Complain of words ‘wobbling about’?
• Double vision?
• Complain of headaches?
• Excessively run or blink his eyes?
• Frown, scowl or squint?
• Suffer from excessive tiredness after close work?

When spelling does your child:

• Spell correctly and later spell it wrong?
• Learn spellings well for tests, but then forget?
• Transpose letters in words?

When Writing – does your child:

• Write letters back to front?
• Write letters backwards in writing?

If your child has more than a few of the signs or symptoms listed, it would be advisable to make an appointment with an orthoptist (optician) before investigating further eye related therapies.


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