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Ok so now I am really confused!!

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Ineedtinsel Thu 02-Dec-10 10:24:11

Dd3 has been tested at school to decide what kind of a learner she is, apparently she is a visual learner, ok I get that bit... but then we get the report from OT which states that she is below average for visual perception.

I am probably being really dumb but wouldn't poor visual perception interfere with learning if you are a visual learner??

I have spoken to our wonderful optician who has said he can give her coloured lenses to help with the visual perception but they are £380 and don't get NHS funding hmm.

Hope someone has had experience with this because it is going round and round in my head.

Is there anything else I should be doing to help her??

Spinkle Thu 02-Dec-10 10:37:09

sounds a bit pricey for coloured lenses imo. I thought coloured lenses did get NHS funding?

The test was probably about how she learns best (ie most efficiently) but I wouldn't want to say how accurate/scientific these tests are... I'm a visual learner but am capable of learning stuff other ways too.

Ineedtinsel Thu 02-Dec-10 10:46:03

hmm interesting Spinkle I will have to look in to the funding issue.

anonandlikeit Thu 02-Dec-10 11:06:32

Make sure (if she hasn't already) that she has a full colourometry testing by a specialist. Having just slightly the wrong colour lenses are no use whatsover.
Some hospital eye depts have reading difficulty clinics that may do the testing on the NHS, if not they will be able to tell you the best local optometrists to carry out the proper test.

anonandlikeit Thu 02-Dec-10 11:07:25

also try overlays before you buy the glasees, may give you an indication of if they will help

sarah293 Thu 02-Dec-10 11:12:18

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IndigoBell Thu 02-Dec-10 11:18:21

Ok, first you need her tested by a behaviour optometrist not an optician ( google babo). They will say whether you really do need coloured glasses or if you need something else. An optician said DD needed colour overlays but actually she needed bifocals and vision therapy.

Secondly there is loads you can do to improve visual perception if she is young. (I think younger than 8?). Ask mrz on the primary education board. One thing that is often recommended is write from the start.

anonandlikeit Thu 02-Dec-10 11:20:30

There is a really good visual perception website, with games etc to paly... all i need to do is remember what its called

Ineedtinsel Thu 02-Dec-10 11:41:45

Wow so many answers thanx everyone[ fsmile].

We have used this optician for Dd2 who had tracking difficulties and reading issues, he did do the colourmetry test and we had great success with Dd2 she now has no reading isues[ except that she won't pick up a book].

I wasn't aware that Dd3 had visual perception issues until I had the OT report and I emailed the Optician for his advice, we have known him for many years so I don't think he woould rip me off but I wil ask him about NHS funding, would the OT report be enough to apply or do we need a Dx?

Dd3 reads really well but I don't know that she always understands what she reads.

I will ask mrz for some ideas to help.

Thanx again smile

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