Oftentimes suspected learning disabilities like dyslexia and ADHD and problems with reading can actually have an underlying undiagnosed vision component.
My guest for this episode is Sarah Collins, an occupational therapist by training. She is also a homeschool mom and uses her OT knowledge to serve the homeschool world, helping homeschooling families implement occupational therapy skills in their home.
In this episode, you'll learn how vision is so much more than just acuity. It also involves tracking, convergence (eyes working together) and more! Sarah shares her own experiences with her son's vision issues that affected his reading skills. And she also shares what to look for and how to get help if you do suspect a vision issue.
Signs That Your Child Might Have Vision Issues
- Struggles with reading
- Has learning disabilities like Dyslexia or ADD/ADHD
- Moves head back and forth when reading
- Skips lines when reading
- Trouble reading right to left
Resources To Find Vision Help
- College of Optometrists and Vision Development (COVD)
- Eye Can Learn: Eye Exercises for Visual Health and School Success
Connect with Sarah to Find Out More!
Sarah offers consultations for homeschool families. Contact her to find out more!
Sarah has generously offered Flamingo Feathers listeners 10% off a consultation. Just mention this podcast!
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