Date of Award
Master of Science in Vision Science
Robert L. Yolton, OD, PhD
The juvenile delinquent and learning disabled populations have many similar characteristics, and these two populations often overlap in the literature. It is hypothesized that some juvenile delinquents have an underlying learning disability as the primary contributing factor to delinquency and if this learning disability is addressed in a multidisciplinary treatment strategy, there will be a decreased recidivism rate. Recent studies have shown that optometric intervention can significantly reduce recidivism rates among learning disabled juvenile delinquents with visual skill dysfunction and visual-perceptual-motor inefficiencies.
Logan, Lisa L., "Juvenile delinquency, learning disability and vision therapy: A review of the literature" (1991). College of Optometry. 973.