Every January parents and teachers move into preparing students for standardized tests that occur early in the spring. Traditional paper pencil testing will soon be replaced with computer-based testing. “There are certain types of eye movement and eye coordination disorders that can make performance on standardized tests difficult and computerized tests present additional visual challenges,” shares Associate Professor and Assistant Chief, Vision Therapy Services, Carmen Barnhardt, O.D., M.S. Ed., University Eye Center at Marshall B. Ketchum University.
“Even the brightest of students will perform poorly on standardized tests (computer based or on paper) when underlying vision disorders are present,“ Dr. Barnhardt continued. “A lot of the children we see have previously passed vision screenings so vision was mistakenly ruled out as a contributing cause for their struggles with reading.”
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce