Dyslexia is a diagnosis commonly used to categorize many of the learning disabilities a child may have. Tests including the Wechsler Adult Intelligent Scale-Revised (WAIS-R), Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery-Revised (the WJ-R), Dyslexia Determination Test and the Dyslexia Screener are used to isolate those thought to have dyslexia. Although a treatment for dyslexia is not available, optometrists can use vision therapy to increase the efficiency and stamina of the visual system. The goal of vision therapy is to refine those skills a patient does have to better compensate for the problems associated with dyslexia.
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