Dyslexia and eyesight

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on 08 June, 2015

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The latest research

Many schools have seen the positive impact coloured overlays can have on the reading ability of children with a dyslexic profile.

However, the latest research suggests that dyslexia is not linked to eyesight and raises doubts about vision-based approaches. A study undertaken by Bristol and Newcastle Universities compare the eye test results of 172 children with severe dyslexia to 5,650 children without dyslexia.

Researchers found that those with dyslexia were no more or less likely to have sight or eye-related problems.

This research has caused a great deal of debate. For contrasting views, read the responses from Dyslexia Action and John Bald.

Authored by Anita Coleman. 

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