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Behavioral Vision

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Visual Functioning:

Rationale:

An assessment of visual functioning is critical in the diagnosis of learning challenges.  Nearly one-third of people experiencing difficulties are children with reading and learning difficulties, most of whom have 20/20 sight acuity but who have a primary visual difficulty. A primary visual difficulty is often found to be the cause of the child's learning disability. The most common problems seen in this group are tracking difficulties (inability to keep one's place when reading), eye-teaming difficulties (inability to keep both eyes pointed to the same place in space), and visual focusing difficulties (inability to keep attention on a particular object in space). Vision therapy has been shown to have cure rates in the high 90th percentile for these types of visual difficulties. Once the visual difficulty has been eliminated, the student learns much more easily.

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