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    Does a nystagmus affect reading/writing
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    jenngordon posted:
    My son is 6 yrs old. He was diagnosed with a congenital nystagmus at about 6 or 9 months old. He has worn glasses since he was 3. He also has an astigmatism and is nearsighted. He has started the 1st grade this year and we are noticing a big issue with him transposing numbers when he is doing math (seeing 62 as twenty six) and writing lower case b,d,p,q and the number 9 backwards. Could these "dyslexic" tendencies be caused from his other vision problems? Could it actually be dyslexia? And is there any suggestions on how to help correct this issue??

    Thanks in advance
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    pandamanda02 responded:
    I highly recommend that you look into vision therapy for your child. Some of this is natural for a child who is just learning to write, but some of it could be related to his vision problems. Further testing would be needed. Let me know if you would like further information on a vision therapist in your area who may be able to assist you.
     
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    jenngordon replied to pandamanda02's response:
    Pandamanda02: If you could that would be great. Anything is worth a shot. I just want to make sure that he is getting the best possible care/ education. Life is hard enough with out added hurdles (if you know what I mean). Thanks in advance


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