6. Visual Factors in Reading Difficulties

  1. Diana Bartlett,
  2. Sylvia Moody and
  3. Katherine Kindersley

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669341.ch6

Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, Second Edition

Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bartlett, D., Moody, S. and Kindersley, K. (2010) Visual Factors in Reading Difficulties, in Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669341.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683750

Online ISBN: 9780470669341

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Keywords:

  • visual factors in reading difficulties;
  • binocular instability, problem with the way - eyes are co-ordinated;
  • visual stress - difficulties in seeing high, ‘overloading’ of visual part of brain;
  • visual stress, alleviated by use of coloured filters or lenses - different people needing different colours;
  • well-researched system - patented by Medical Research Council;
  • intuitive overlays for screening and intuitive colorimetry - prescribing coloured filters or lenses;
  • symptoms of binocular instability - hard to differentiate from symptoms of visual stress;
  • people with reading or other learning difficulties - consulting an eye-care practitioner specialising in vision and learning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Binocular Instability

  • Visual Stress

  • Where to Get Help

  • Further Reading