Is it really Dyslexia or ADHD?
Many cases of functional vision problems can often be mistaken for dyslexia or ADHD. Although true dyslexia and ADHD cannot be cured with Vision Therapy, patients who exhibit symptoms but don’t actually have dyslexia or ADHD are likely suffering from a vision problem which can be cured through Vision Therapy.
That being said, we can still help dyslexic and ADHD patients by improving their visual efficiency and visual processing to allow improved learning abilities.
How can you distinguish the two?
A Visual Performance Test can be done to establish whether the problem is a visual one. There are cases in which a person has both dyslexia/ADHD and a vision problem. In these cases, Vision Therapy should be part of a multi-disciplinary approach, one that also involves special education and counselling.