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The must-read title on visual stress and coloured overlays.
Reading Through Colour tells the story of the discovery and development of the use of coloured overlays and tinted glasses to help overcome reading difficulty, which can sometimes result in almost miraculous improvements. Arnold Wilkins, the scientist who was one of the first to provide evidence that coloured filters can work, explains how sufferers are often unaware of the effects of visual stress, having no way of realising that others see print differently. They frequently suffer headaches or migraine, but at school can be considered simply lazy.
Comprehensive and practical, Reading with Colour provides a unique review and interpretation of the scientific evidence gathered over the last decade, and gives very practical guidance for teachers and parents about how to use the overlays, who will benefit from their use, and how to assess their effectiveness."A wide spectrum of readership has been addressed: optometrists will welcome this concise book." (Optician, 13th August, 2004)
"I commend it to anyone involved in working with children and adults experiencing difficulties in learning to read." (The Psychology of Education Review, August 04).
1: Prologue - Sam's story.
2: In the beginning.
3: What is visual stress?
4: Professionals responsible for eye care and vision.
5: The eye and visual pathways.
6: Why we see the world in colour.
7: What are coloured overlays?
8: How do we know that coloured overlays work?
9: An illustrative case history: David's story.
10: How to test whether overlays will be helpful.
11: How to test using overlays: a guide for teachers.
12: Overlays and classroom management.
13: Use of computers.
14: Meares-Irlen syndrome and dyslexia.
15: Coloured glasses.
16: Why do coloured overlays and lenses work?
17: Frequently asked questions.
18: Support groups.
19: What the future should bring.
20: An Epilogue from Sam's mother.
A summary of findings for teachers, educational psychologists,
child psychologists, and paediatricians, with an evidence-based
review of the literature for eyecare professionals
There have been many papers in vision science journals about visual factors in dyslexia, but these findings have not always been disseminated to the professionals in the dyslexia field. Dyslexia and Vision aims to meet this need. The primary purpose of the book is to provide professionals with the information they need in order to offer balanced, insightful advice for people in their care. In addition, eyecare professionals themselves are often bewildered by the plethora of claims and anecdotes in the field of dyslexia and vision. A secondary purpose of the book is to provide, in appendices, a balanced "evidence-based" review of the literature for eyecare professionals.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction.
Chapter 2 Ocular health and refractice errors.
Chapter 3 Ocular motor factors.
Chapter 4 Ocular dominance.
Chapter 5 Behavioural optometry and other controversial visual approaches.
Chapter 6 Visual processing.
Chapter 7 Coloured filters.
Chapter 8 Conclusions.