Enriched Learning

In support of the bestseller, "Unleashing Your Brilliance." www.UnleashingBrilliance.com

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

How Vision Impacts Learning

Did you know that over 75 percent of learning is processed visually?

Most people with learning difficulties also have vision challenges. Did you know that visual problems encompass much more than just visual acuity?

Beyond the inability to focus, visual deficits also include eye dominance, eye tracking, and eye teaming. These were all briefly discussed in my book.

In addition, there are a host of skills taken for granted by most people as just normal vision. They include the ability to decode, evaluate, and give meaning to what is seen. These are the perceptual skills. Even kinesthetic learners are impacted by vision challenges. These are the visual motor integration skills. They involve both the Fine Motor Eye-Hand Coordination, and the Gross Motor Eye-Body Coordination skills.

If you're a parent, watch for these symptoms.

Covering an eye
Turning head to one side
Itching, burning, or hurting eyes
Complaints of blurred or double vision

Rich vocabulary, but not in writing
Crowds letters
Cannot stay on line
Letter formation
Grips pencil incorrectly


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