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Dyslexia and Vision : Dyslexia Series (Whurr) - Bruce Evans

Dyslexia and Vision

Dyslexia Series (Whurr)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2001
ISBN: 9781861562425
Number Of Pages: 204

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The role of Visual factors in dyslexia has been the subject of controversy for many years. Recently, it has been claimed that some cases of dyslexia benefit from visual treatments, such as eye exercises, patching, and coloured glasses. Dyslexia and Vision summarises the main visual factors that have been claimed to be associated with dyslexia and examines the evidence relating to these claims. Throughout the book, an attempt is made to adopt an "evidence based" approach, concentrating on objective scientific evidence and noting where this is lacking. This analysis reveals which visual factors are associated with dyslexia and notes that although some visual treatments may be appropriate in certain cases, visual treatments are not cures for dyslexia. Dyslexia and Vision is written for people who do not have an expert knowledge of eyes and vision, primarily for teachers, educational psychologists, and paediatricians. For the more technically minded, appendices are included which list the scientific publications supporting the statements made in the body of the book.


Ethical statement.

Chapter 1 Introduction.

Chapter 2 Ocular health and refractice errors.

Chapter 3 Ocular motor factors.

Chapter 4 Ocular dominance.

Chapter 5 Behavioural optometry and other controversial visual approaches.

Chapter 6 Visual processing.

Chapter 7 Coloured filters.

Chapter 8 Conclusions.


Useful addresses.



ISBN: 9781861562425
ISBN-10: 186156242X
Series: Dyslexia Series (Whurr)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st July 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 15.6  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1