• Vision accounts for 80% to 90% of all information a student will take in. 
  • Visual awareness and efficiency will enhance learning skills:
    • ​​Visual memory: the ability to store and access visual information.
    • Reversals Frequency: Confusing letters b and d, p and q, etc.
    • Motor Speed and Precision: Eye-hand coordination.
    • Eye Team - Focusing Skills: The ability to maintain clear and single vision near and at a distance for prolong periods of time without discomfort and abnormal effort. 


  • ​​Reading comes by having a working knowledge of how the written language operates.
  • Reading is a complex skill, therefore it requires coordination of a number of sub-skills.
    • ​​​The first stage is characterized by recognition of the alphabetic principles, namely that letters represents speech sounds, or phonetics. 
    • The second stage is the expansion and consolidation of alphabetic principles, and mastering these skills so that they may become automatic. 
    • The third stage is when learning and thinking skills start working in tandem. As the saying goes, "You are no longer learning to read, but reading to learn."
    • The fourth and fifth stage involve more advanced types of analytical and abstract reasoning, as when you compare points of view or use new information to modify a personal theory - all during the process of learning.
  • I utilize phonics-based programs to improve reading, writing, and spelling. And eye-teaming exercises improve visual skills and perception.   
Call Patricia today at (530) 949-2327. 12945 Peach Tree Ln. Red Bluff, CA 96080


  • About one-third of students cannot memorize how words look (they are not visual learners). 
  • Non-visual learners usually cannot correct their own mistakes in spelling even if they recognize that they have made mistakes.
  • Non-visual learners usually cannot tell if a word "looks right."
  • Non-visual students cannot put words written for them into long term memory because visual learning isn't their inborn strength.
  • Non-visual learners cannot memorize a visual sequence of letters.
  • ​Non-visual learners cannot correct their own spelling without some type of insturction that does not rely on their visual memory.

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