The Role of Visual Processing in Reading Disorders


Visual processing has a big impact on reading. Visual processing improves with vision therapy!

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Thanks to our colleague Dr. Dan Fortenbacher for pointing me in the direction of an intriguing article published 27 October 2015 in the Educational Psychology section of the journal Frontiers in Psychology.  The article is part of the research topic Phonological and visual processing, reading and writing skills in children with dyslexia and ADHD.  This original research article by Kibby and colleagues at the Department of Psychology and Center for Integrated Research in Cognitive and Neural Sciences of Southern Illinois University, titled Visual processing in reading disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and its contribution to basic reading ability, was funded in part through grants from the NIH (National Institutes of Health) and NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development).


The visual processing test used in this study was the TVPS-R (Test of Visual Perceptual Skills – Revised), and the three sections utilized were Visual Discrimination, Visual Memory, and Visual…

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