- Infographic: Is Your Child Smart in Everything But School?
- A Typical Scenario
- An Unmotivated First Grader
- Is Your Child Struggling in School?
- The Key to a Better Education is Better Vision
- Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD)
- Poor Standardized Test Scores: The Vision Connection
- Symptoms of Vision Problems that Cause School Troubles
- Vision and the Gifted Child
- Vision is Key to Developing Your Child's Abilities
- Vision Problems Can Make School a Struggle
- When a Child Struggles, the Whole Family Struggle
- Why is School so Challenging for Your Child?
- Raising Awareness about Vision Disorders in Children
- Requests for Section 504 Accomodations
- The Students Bill of Rights
- National PTA Resolution on Vision Testing
- Retraining the Eyes Can Help Kids Read
- Success Stories
- The Eye Bone's Connected to the... Brain Bone
- Therapy for Poor Vision Can Be Real Eye-Opener
- Vision and Reading
- Vision and Developmental Dyslexia
- When Your Child Struggles
- Resources: Research update on Visually-Based Reading Disability
Vision and Perception
When Your Child Struggles
As parents you have to know how to work within the educational system. Equally and perhaps more importantly, you have to know when and how to go outside the system to get the learning assistance that your child needs.
Lawrence Greene is an educational diagnostician and therapist who completed his studies in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He has 28 years of experience in the field, and his programs for teaching strategic thinking and study skills are used in thousands of schools throughout the United States and Canada. He has recently written a book entitled "Finding Help When Your Child Is Struggling in School".
In his section on Developmental and Behavioral Optometrists, he notes that children who have difficulty using their eyes effectively usually struggle to read with accuracy. This can make reading a nightmare and cause children to become frustrated, demoralized, and reading phobic. When children have a very real problem contributing to their difficulties, and do not receive appropriate care, they begin to doubt themselves. Finding and receiving appropriate care for developmental or behavioral vision problems can be the key to ending needless frustration.