Facts About Reading
Up to 30% of students have vision related learning or reading problems.
Up to 80% of all learning occurs through the processing of visual information.
Up to 90% of words can be read easily with visual pattern recognition.
Up to 95% of people with learning disabilities have visual tracking problems.
Reading well requires proficiency in both auditory and visual processing skills, difficulty with either will inhibit reading progress.
Reading requires more visual processing skills than it does auditory — just try reading with your eyes closed.
Students that do not show substantial improvement in their reading skills after 3-6 months of traditional reading tutorial are likely to have an undiagnosed vision or vision processing problem.
Reading can be taught by visual pattern recognition with little emphasis on sight reading or phonetic approaches.
Detecting vision processing problems is not part of a standard eye exam, it requires supplemental testing.