Navigation Links
Vision Problems Affect How Children Learn Math Skills
Date:8/6/2008

AURORA, Ohio, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In the most recent issue of Optometry & Vision Development, two articles were published by German scientist and researcher, Dr. Burkhart Fischer and his team which found that children with vision problems have a hard time learning basic mathematical skills and that if the appropriate vision therapy is given, math skills improve.

Dr. Fischer's work has been featured on several German television news programs which reported on his research in the area of deficits in vision and eye movement control, as well as his success using vision therapy and its ability to improve reading. It has been pointed out, that his results show the importance of brain research in the field of deficits in vision function, academic performance and eye movements. Unfortunately many individuals do not know about the importance of eye movements as an integral part of vision and learning. Children with learning problems at school can profit from these new methods of diagnosing and treating these learning related vision problems.

Dr. Fischer notes that, "My research shows that vision function and eye movement control can affect a child's development even into young adulthood. It is important for children to have a comprehensive assessment for the presence of learning related vision disorders in order to know why they may be having difficulties in reading and spelling skills, as well as obtaining basic arithmetic ability at school."

He goes on to state, "Teachers, doctors, psychologists, therapists, and parents must be informed about these new facts in order to be able to help children overcome their deficits. It may make little sense to teach reading or math skills to someone who has deficits in basic sensory, visual and/or optomotor processing."

Dr. Burkart Fischer and his team conduct their research at the Center of Neuroscience, Optomotor Laboratory, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Federal Republic of Germany.

Dr. Fischer's articles are available free of charge by going to http://www.covd.org. Optometry & Vision Development is the official journal of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Pamela Happ, CAE, Executive Director

College of Optometrists in Vision Development

215 West Garfield Road, Suite 210

Aurora, OH 44202

P 330-995-0718 | 888-268-3770

F 330-995-0719

Email phapp@covd.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. New Localized Cancer Treatment for Advanced Retinoblastoma Saves Children From Having Eyes Removed, Restores Vision in Some Cases
2. Dr. Calvin Grant Presents Results from Xibrom(TM) Combination Therapy with Lucentis(R) at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
3. Gene Therapy Provides Vision to People who Were Nearly Blind
4. Gene Therapy Improves Vision in Patients with Congenital Retinal Disease
5. Strykers Biotech Division Receives FDA Warning Letter
6. Menicon Undertakes With the Novovision Clinic a Paediatric Myopia Control Clinical Trial
7. For Most, Good Oral Care Does More Than Antibiotics to Prevent Dental-Related Heart Problems, Reports the Harvard Heart Letter
8. New Non-Surgical Stem-Cell Procedure to Relieve Chronic Tendon Problems
9. Findings on Bladder-Brain Link May Point to Better Treatments for Problems in Sleep, Attention
10. Sexual Function Affected by Stem Cell Transplant According to Long-Term Study
11. Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Presents Final Results of Phase II Clinical Trials for AEGR-733 at Drugs Affecting Lipid Metabolism (DALM) 2007 Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: ... 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay ... sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is ... a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and ... with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , ... launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to ... #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... LONDON , June 23, 2016 ... environments  Oticon , industry leaders in ... the launch of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s ... world of possibilities for IoT devices.      ... Opn, Oticon introduces a number of ,world firsts,: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... ... TherapySites, the leading website and online marketing ... Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their online ... and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited about this new partnership, as ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to ... of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be ... vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect Plugin ... whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels to split-up ... Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX users can ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, ... aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and ... necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):