Students need to be able to process visual stimuli correctly. Too often students are held back academically because they cannot “see” properly. This has nothing to do with intelligence. We see with our brains but take in light with our eyes. As simple as that is, too many educators fail to understand that students who are not reading or spelling well might just need visual processing skills training. And all too often, students with weak visually processing skills actually have dyslexia.
Once students can “see” correctly, they can perceive the world as it should be as well as read, write, spell, and perform math computations correctly. 75 to 90% of what we take in is visual, so it is important that visual skills are plugged in correctly.
Dyslexia and poor visual processing problems don’t mean that your child or student will never reach academic success. Once gross motor skills are in place, then visual processing skills such as visual discrimination, visual memory, visual closure, and tracking across a page can be developed. This in turn, helps the dyslexic student “see” properly.