Have you ever been irritated when the picture on your excellent video is not showing clearly on the screen no matter what controls you adjust?
Do you find sunlight too bright or reading tiring?
Processing what they see?
Is it hard working out what is written on the board or in a book. Is handwriting uneven or untidy? Do fluorescent lights and bright pages cause visual stress? No wonder finishing or even starting work can be difficult.
Children who react to these sorts of things can be labelled lazy, with ADD/D, ASD and poor concentration, when their difficulties are really due to poor visual processing which affects learning, reading, spelling and writing.
What help is available?
These children have neurological processing difficulties which prevent visual information from being accurately received, and so prevent words from being accurately expressed, or written.
Accommodations like more time, lowering the light intensity in a classroom, or using coloured paper can help, but do not resolve the issue.
Interventions which smooth visual perception can help here.
Sometimes the solution is using Irlen lenses to deal with the effects of light and colour.
Sometimes the other Interventions are needed to deal with unstable eye movements.Talk to us about that.
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