ADD And Reading Difficulties Can Often Arise When Visualization In The Child Is Impaired

According to estimates, it is believed that as many as seventy-five to ninety percent of all learning in a classroom is achieved by students either entirely or partially through visual means, and when a child has problems with his or her vision as a result of being affected by attention deficit disorder, he or she cannot get the most from their potential. In fact, children require learning a great many different learned skills in order to achieve in their school activities.

Coordinate Both Eyes

Thus, if the child is unable to coordinate both of his eyes, there is every reason to believe that the child will experience attention deficit disorder and reading difficulties because not being able to focus both eyes properly can lead to overlapping of images which in turn would require using considerably more effort than is normal and that would lead to lower levels of performance.

It is also necessary for the child to learn smooth as well as accurate versional movement of the eyes as well as accurate and quick saccadic movements if he wants to be able to point both eyes without expending more effort than is necessary. Failing to do so would result in attention deficit disorder and reading difficulties, and the ability to focus must be developed by the child so that the attention span remains focused for longer periods of time.

Another aspect to attention deficit disorder and reading difficulties is that if the child does not have accommodative flexibility or the ability to shift attention from his book to the chalkboard and then back to the book, then the problems with reading will mount. In addition, attention deficit disorder and reading difficulties can lead to lack of form recognition which in turn would cause the child to not be able to distinguish different letters and even between different words.

If the child also shows signs of attention deficit disorder and reading difficulties, it will be noticed that he will have a rather narrow span of recognition and thus may not be able to read in terms of ideas and instead may be forced into reading one letter at a time or even a word at a time.

Thus, given that the English language requires reading from left to right, it is imperative for the child to be able to visualize in an effective manner because that is something the is absolutely necessary when it comes to reading and also spelling, and of course, to be able to think in an abstract manner.