How you can help your child.
About 80 percent of your child's learning is based on what he or she sees visually, but good eyesight is only part of the story.
Vision problems can have a profound effect on how your child learns, because your child's brain and eyes need to work together for learning to be effective. As the saying goes, "we see with our brains, not our eyes." So it's not uncommon for a child with 20-20 eyesight who is experiencing academic difficulty to have some kind of visual dysfunction. Fortunately, visual dysfunction is often treatable. If your child's academic problems fit the list below, or you know someone with such a child, you are invited to attend a special seminar on vision and learning at the time and place shown below. You'll be glad you attended.
- Short attention span for reading
- Must read and re-read material to understand it well
- Takes "hours" to do 30 minutes of homework
- Disturbs other children in class during reading or other subjects that require intense near work • Gets sleepy when reading
- Still reverses words, letters beyond second grade
- Better at Math than English • Skips or re-reads words or lines
- Covers one eye while reading, exhibits odd postures at desk