child reading
  • Loses place when moving gaze from desk work to chalkboard, or when copying from text to notebook

  • Uses a marker or note card to keep their place when reading

  • Irregular letters, word spacing or writing up or downhill

  • Reverses letters (b for d) or words (saw for was)

  • Regularly omits “small” words

  • Rereads or skips words or lines unknowingly

  • Fails to visualize (can’t describe what they have been reading)

  • Fails to recognize the same word in the next sentence

  • Misaligns digits in columns of numbers

  • Headaches after reading or near work

  • Burning or itching eyes after doing near vision work

  • Blinks excessively when doing near work, but not otherwise

  • Rubs eyes during or after short periods of reading

  • Comprehension declines as reading continues

Patients with these systems would make a great vision therapy candidate.