Education Information: Cardiff achieves ‘Champion’ status for gender equality in physics  |  Parent Interventions: Online survey to assess needs of children and young people with cancer   |  Parent Interventions: Study links severe childhood deprivation to difficulties in adulthood  |  Parent Interventions: New study aims to learn the lessons of homeschooling  |  Teacher Insights: Using e-learning to raise biosecurity awareness  |  National Edu News: Science and Technology in finding solutions to combat COVID-19  |  National Edu News: Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme  |  Health Monitor: Beware of Hepatitis D, It can Lead to Hepatocellular Carcinoma  |  Teacher Insights: Education project to understand Birmingham learning at home during COVID-19  |  Education Information: UoG launches new onlines to meet some of the challenges of Covid-19  |  Teacher Insights: Professor Woolfson awarded Humboldt Research Prize  |  Parent Interventions: Parents paying heavy price for lockdown  |  Teacher Insights: Great Science Share brings science investigations into homes  |  Education Information: App will reduce high risk of falls during and after Lockdown  |  Education Information: University of Manchester to decarbonise its investment portfolio  |  
March 07, 2018 Wednesday 01:03:40 PM IST

EYE SIGHT CONNECTED TO KIDS’ READING LEVELS

Teacher Insights

Elementary school children who tend to read below grade level may have difficulties with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, says a new study at the University of Waterloo. The study shows children with reading challenges may have lower than expected binocular vision test results, data that a standard eye test may not capture.“A complete binocular vision assessment is not always part of the standard vision test,” said Dr. Lisa Christian, lead researcher on the project and an Associate Clinical Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo. “However, binocular vision problems could be compounding a child’s academic difficulties, and should be investigated.” The study carried out a “retrospective review” of 121 children between the ages of 6-14 with an Individual Education Plan for reading. Though more than three quarters of the students had good eyesight, more than a third of the group scored below what was normal when tested for binocular vision. Optometrists classify binocular vision variances under three main categories: accommodation, vergence and oculomotor, with symptoms often seeming benign or masked.

Comments