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A diagnostic guide of selected conditions for helping to identify children who present with visually related reading problems

1 December 2002


In order to properly identify and treat those children with visually related reading problems, a diagnostic flow chart was developed to assist optometrists with this task. This diagnostic tool addresses ten of the most commonly encountered visual problems associated with reading. It is a "user friendly" product that easily moves between some of the common signs/symptoms presented by your patients and an appropriate diagnostic condition. Within each diagnostic condition are the following sections: a short description, other signs and symptoms, and suggested treatment options for this condition. This diagnostic flow chart and CD are included in the appendix section of this document and is available for anyone's use. Our hope is that optometrists will find this product useful and therefore, children with visually related reading problems will receive the proper treatment so that they can reach their full potential.


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