Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ADHD or Vision Problem or Both?

....Children with undetected vision problems can exhibit symptoms similar to ADD.  Studies show that approximately 20% of school-aged children suffer from eye teaming or focusing deficits, which make remaining on task for long periods of time difficult.  Like those with ADD, children with vision-based learning problems are highly distractible, have short attention spans, make careless errors, fail to complete assignments, and are often fidgety and off task.  However, their inability to remain on task is caused by the discomfort of using their eyes for long periods of time at close ranges, not true deficits in attention.  Unfortunately, parents and teachers are not trained to recognize the difference and these children are often misdiagnosed. ....

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/health/medical_breakthroughs/vision-therapy-for-adhd#ixzz2iTyZEDqc

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