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.