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Visual Processing Disorder

What is Visual Processing Disorder?

        A visual processing, or perceptual, disorder refers to a hindered ability to make sense of information taken in through the eyes. This is different from problems involving sight or sharpness of vision. Difficulties with visual processing affect how visual information is interpreted, or processed by the brain.  (Source: National Center for Learning Disabilities)

Helpful Links

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LD Online's Article

The above image links to a National Center for Learning Disabilities page on visual processing disorder.

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College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

COVD.org is a website you can use to search for a pediatric optometrist in your area qualified to diagnose and treat visual processing disorder.