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Signs and Symptoms of common visual Disorders

Do you or someone you know have any of the following struggles? Have you tried other forms of intervention and they are not working? Please contact us at info@luminavisiontherapy.com, or contact us. 

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SIGNS OF VISUAL STRUGGLES WITH READING AND WRITING:

  • Skips or repeats lines / frequent loss of place

  • Mixing up letters

  • Poor comprehension

  • Excessive head movement when reading 

  • Use a finger to maintain place 

  • Short attention span

  • Below grade level in reading

  • Slow/difficult time reading

  • Poor handwriting / poor spacing

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS:

  • Headaches with near work 

  • Letters or words appear to move on the page 

  • Intermittent double vision

  • Closes or covers an eye

  • Difficulty copying from the board 

  • Complaints of blurred vision

    • Blurred vision when looking from board to book or book to board 

    • Hold things very close

  • Fatigue, frustration, stress associated with schoolwork/homework

  • Very intelligent but poor at school

  • Poor hand-eye coordination

VISUAL PERCEPTUAL DEFICITS MAY LEAD TO: 

  • Difficulty learning right from left 

  • Letter reversals 

  • Poor processing speed

  • Confusion of likeness and minor differences

  • Difficulty determining what is significant from what is insignificant 

  • Difficulty visualizing what is read 

  • Difficulty learning new material

  • Poor spelling

  • Poor recall of visually presented material

  • Difficulty with tasks that require more than one step

  • Difficulty with math 

  • Responds well orally but not on paper 

  • Difficult to teach or failing to understand basic concepts 

SECONDARY SYMPTOMS:

  • Difficulty driving

  • Poor spatial judgment

  • General clumsiness and accident prone

  • Difficulty maintaining eye contact

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