The Vision and Learning Center
Elsewhere on our site you’ll find information about dyslexia
and about reading.
The first step in helping an individual with dyslexia is understanding that we work in a multidisciplinary framework. Rarely if ever are we the first professionals consulted when someone has significant reading disability. That’s good news and bad news.
The good news is that we don’t have to guess is other interventions should be tried first.
Most patients who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, or suspected of having dyslexia, have already tried a number of different educational interventions. It is helpful for us to review what has been tried already, and what the response to intervention has been.
Before recommending visual intervention for dyslexia, we carefully look at how the eyes are taking in information when reading, and compare that to how the visual areas in the brain are working together with language areas in the brain. That helps us to decide whether visual interventions are likely to be helpful and, ir so, the areas in which to concentrate.
Specialized eye movement sensors help us measure precisely what your eyes are doing while you’re reading.
We can tell how many stops per line you are making, how many times your eyes back-track to re-read, and your visual speed while tracking.
The Dyslexia Screener helps us identify whether the reading disability stems more from dyseidetic or visual origins as compared to dysphonetic or auditory/phonic origins. We also administer the Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency (TOSWRF) in addition to other tests that help us pinpoint where visual processing deficits occur that compound dyslexia.
A conference is held after we complete our evaluation to review the results and to make recommendations for intervention if indicated.
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