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Ocular Motor Dysfunction
Ocular motor dysfunction is characterized by deficiencies in saccadic eye movements and deficiencies in smooth pursuit movements. Some signs that you or your child may be experiencing ocular motor dysfunction include a loss of place, or omitting words when reading, difficulty tracking or following objects, poor academic performance, including attention span and distractibility. In addition, this condition of neuro-muscular deficit may result in symptoms of vertigo and/or motion sickness.
Prevalence of Ocular Motor Dysfunction
Prevalence studies indicate 22% to 24% of children in a normal population exhibit this deficit. Of course, this number increases significantly (one study reports up to 95% of children) when examining special needs and learning disabled populations.
Treatment of Ocular Motor Dysfunction
Visual therapy has a long history of successfully remediating ocular-motor dysfunctions. For more information on our methods of treating visual impairments in ocular-motor dysfunctions, please refer here.