How many of the following are true for your child?
- Poor eye contact
- Finger stimming/flapping right in front of eyes
- Does she do any sideways glancing?
- Holds toys up very close to eyes, or just above or to the side of eyes
- Head frequently tilted to one side
- History of Lazy Eye
- Has had the lazy eye corrected with surgery
- Are eyes crossed? (Strabismus)
- Has dyslexia
- Avoids homework, has been called “lazy”
- Is very intelligent, but makes poor grades in school
- Skips over lines when reading
- Dislikes or avoids reading
- Dislikes movies in 3-D
- Is careful on the stairs, holds the rail, one foot at a time, sits down to do stairs
- Tries to catch a ball and it hits him in the chest
- Ball Refusal – Turns away from the ball to avoid being hit by it
- Trips or stumbles over nothing; tends to be clumsy
- Bumps into the door frame going through a doorway
If you answered “yes” to several or all of these, your child may need a thorough evaluation by a Developmental Optometrist. See my article “Double Take: Developmental Optometry and ASD” under the Resource Desk.