Is your child showing signs of reading difficulty?
Has your child been diagnosed as “dyslexic?”
Perhaps you have an ongoing interest in education and literacy?
Either way, we need your support to STOP education providers labelling our kids.
Following the government’s latest report (released on the 9th March entitled ‘Support and aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability),’ Dyslexia, Really? is a national education campaign based on the work of Robin Pauc. Through years of paediatric neurology in practice, he has developed a theory that focuses on the postnatal development of the brain in context of human evolution. His research has shown that learning difficulties as we know them do not exist, but the symptoms that we see are created by developmental delay and all interlink under an umbrella of what he calls Developmental Delay Syndrome.
From this foundation, he has released his latest findings on Convergence Insufficiency – 57% of children diagnosed as dyslexic may in fact have a brain-based eye control disorder that can be treated by the prescription of a simple computer generated Home Therapy System alongside targeted brain nutrition and physical exercises.
The campaign covers a wide range of topics, (from developmental delay to comorbidity between symptoms, as well as nutrition and the potential sociocultural impact that these findings could have) and aims to encourage our government to fund and conduct independent research in this area. Please sign below to pledge your support.
So what is Convergence Insufficiency?
Convergence Insufficiency is the brain’s inability to bring in the eyes in close together (converge). As convergence is an essential precursor to smooth tracking and reading fluency, this can impact heavily on a child’s ability to read which can lead to a misdiagnosis of dyslexia.
Convergence Insufficiency isn’t terminal, but caused by slower postnatal development in particular areas of the brain. It is easily diagnosed through two simple computer generated tests and unlike dyslexia it can be easily treated. Please download our guide to find out more.
Interested and looking for research evidence?
Change the future of our children and the education of society. Leave your signature and email address to urge the government to conduct independent research into the postnatal development of the brain and its possible impact on learning and behavioural difficulties such as Convergence Insufficiency.