“1 out of 4 students have visual problems that are serious enough to impede learning.”

American Public Health Association

Vision is a learned skill, which children develop from birth through experiences and reactions. To function properly, it must be integrated with other communication systems like speech and rhythm. Any disturbance in this development will affect the outcome. 6 out of 10 children with learning disabilities have undiagnosed vision problems, and 85% of all juvenile delinquents nationwide have reading difficulties.

The typical vision screening only identifies 5% of vision problems in children. Children with 20/20 vision can still have difficulty coordinating eye movements, focusing on blackboard notes, and interpreting visual stimuli.

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This questionnaire is designed to evaluate whether or not your child is having vision issues, which could impede in-school learning. To determine if your child might have a vision or learning problem, ask your child to select the symptoms he or she may be experiencing.

If you or your child does not know the answer to a question, skip it.

If the question is based on classroom functioning, email the child’s teacher the link to this page and ask him or her for more information.

The goal for all children should be automaticity, or the effortless function of the visual system. Gold Coast Vision Performance can diagnose and treat these vision and learning disorders through vision therapy.