Sunday, August 7, 2011

Vision & Special Needs Kids

Kids with special needs can have a myriad of vision problems.  We are proud to have the capability, equipment and expertise to diagnose and treat these difficulties.

Developmental disorders arise in some stage of a child's development.  They are often grouped into:
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
              Autism (39% of ASD)
              Asperger Syndrome (14% of ASD)
    PDD-Not Otherwise Specified, NOS (32% of ASD)
         Rett Syndrome
         Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD)
  • Specific Developmental Disorders (SDD)
    Specific Learning Disabilities
         Developmental Coordination Disorders
I came across a very nice blog today written by Pat Wyman (  She wrote an excellent piece on how optometric vision therapy can help reading problems in autism.  I believe you will find her article very informative.  Access it by clicking HERE.