Did you know that one in five children have an undetected vision problem?
When you think about vision problems, you can often relate it to poor eyesight, blurry vision and needing glasses. So when your children can read a book, play a video game, and even complete a vision test without complaint, you don’t tend to think anything is wrong, but there can be.
Vision goes far beyond what we see
It incorporates how our brain receives, retains and applies meaning to visual messages. That is why vision is so important and when you look at the way your child learns in the classroom - through reading, writing and comprehension - it’s easy to see why children can quickly fall behind when vision problems are present.
Frustrated, children can start to exhibit other signs in the classroom too.
It is not uncommon for children who have vision problems to become disruptive and aggressive, or withdrawn and unwilling to participate, leading to further issues at school and in some cases the misdiagnosis of behavioural conditions and learning difficulties.
So how do you know what signs to look out for?
To help you we’ve put together a checklist of the signs to keep an eye out for – many of which can look like symptoms of other behavioural conditions and learning disabilities. Plus you will also receive our seven part email series ‘An Eye for Disruption’ that delves into these signs in more detail.
Questions? Want to know more?
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