The scientific look behind learning difficulties
Assessment of Auditory and Visual Processing and Saccade Control
The assessments at Blicklabor diagnose deficits in visual and auditory processing and saccade control. These may contribute to reading, writing and/or arithmetic difficulties as well as hindering overall progress at school.
Research shows that between 30 and 75% of children with learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyscalculia, slow learners, etc.) and ADHD suffer from developmental deficits in auditory and visual processing. Overcoming these deficits will not necessarily remedy all aspects of dyslexia and learning difficulties but it ensures that students will not be disadvantaged by undiagnosed visual and auditory deficits throughout their school careers and eventually throughout their lifes.
The assessments analyse how accurately incoming information from the ears and eyes is processed by various centres in the brain. The assessments include:
Results are compared against those of an age-matched control group. Developmental deficits are diagnosed when individual results are significantly below those of the control group. In these instances a training recommendation is made. Regular practice at home on specific training programmes leads to improvement in auditory and/or visual processing. This may in turn lead to greater progress at school.
Assessments can be carried out in Freiburg or in any of the BlickLabor Centres and Partner Practices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
Usually the costs of the assessment are not reimbursed by public health insurance. Private health insurances usually reimburse the costs of both the diagnosis and the training.
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