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.