Vision is all about how the eyes and the brain work together. Many children who have special needs are also affected with vision problems. This can include problems with: eye tracking, eye teaming, focusing, depth perception and more.
It is important that the visual conditions are not just ‘lumped in’ with other diagnoses. The vision problems are often treatable, so it is important that these children get the opportunity to improve their vision.
Any child who is struggling with reading, writing, depth perception or hand-eye coordination should have all of their visual function ruled out. It is important that these are seen as separate from any other diagnosed disability, because otherwise, they may struggle needlessly.