Category: reading disability

Role of Exercise in Learning

  From the New York Times AUGUST 10, 2011, 12:01 AM For Better Grades, Try Gym Class By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS   If you want a young person to focus intently in school and perform well on tests, should you first send him…

Irlen Syndrome

  Irlen Syndrome, aka ‘scotopic sensitivity syndrome’ (SSS) is a term often used to describe a general condition where vision is uncomfortable, in particular while reading. You can read more about SSS at the following link: • http://www.aoa.org/x5418.xml While there is…

Handwriting Benefits

  The many health perks of good handwriting Not only does it help the brain develop, it can also improve grades and confidence By Julie Deardorff, Tribune Newspapers 3:23 p.m. CDT, June 15, 2011 Children are texting, tapping and typing on…

Visual Skills – Definition

  The term ‘visual skills’ includes all neuro-muscular and perceptual elements that together give rise to reflexive-passive, and volitional-active vision. These are not limited to the neuromuscular and neurosensory elements of the eye and retina, but integrate inputs from and…

Preschool Vision Care

  One of the simplest and most cost-effective treatments for a child with visual dysfunction and associated risks to reading fluency is the preschool vision assessment. In Alberta, the basic ‘eye exam’ is covered by the Province and this should…

Myopia

  When we say someone is ‘nearsighted’, it means their vision is ‘near’, that is, they see better up close than far away. This is the reverse problem optically from farsightedness, and a much different problem physiologically, or in terms…

LDAC Official Definition of Learning Disabilities

Note: This ‘official’ definition of Learning Disabilities is put forth by the Learning Disabilities of Canada, and is very similar to that put forth by their American counterparts (http://www.ldaamerica.org/aboutld/parents/special_ed/eligibility.asp). It is not a scientific definition, but a consensus definition for…