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OculoMotor Dysfunction

What is Oculo-Motor Dysfunction ?

This is a sensorimotor anomaly of the oculo-motor system characterised by the inability to
perform accurate, effective ocular saccadic and/or fixational eye movement patterns.

The effect of this disability is to make reading more difficult, but it is not the same thing as Dyslexia.
Treatment for this problem will improve reading performance.

The signs and symptoms associated with oculo-motor dysfunction may include, but are not limited
to, the following:

  1.  Difficulty visually tracking and/or following objects
  2.  Loss of place, repetition, and/or omission of words and/or lines of print while reading
  3.  The need to utilize a marker to avoid loss of place
  4.  Transposition when copying from one source document to another
  5.  Diminished accuracy
  6.  Inaccurate/inconsistent work product
  7.  Reduced efficiency and/or productivity
  8.  Inaccurate eye-hand coordination
  9.  Abnormal postural adaptation/abnormal working distance
10.  Spatial disorientation/dizziness/motion sickness
11.  Inconsistent visual attention/concentration or distractibility while during visually demanding tasks
12.  Difficulty sustaining near visual function
13.  General fatigue
14.  Poor coordination/clumsiness

Discuss with your child, or make observations about their behaviour based on this checklist, many parents are surprised by the results of just taking the time to really consider their childs Vision..