[Ocular proprioception and developmental dyslexia. Sixty clinical observations].

Title[Ocular proprioception and developmental dyslexia. Sixty clinical observations].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsQuercia, P, Seigneuric, A, Chariot, S, Vernet, P, Pozzo, T, Bron, A, Creuzot-Garcher, C, Robichon, F
JournalJ Fr Ophtalmol
Date Published2005 Sep
KeywordsAdolescent, Child, Dyslexia, Eye, Humans, Incidence, Male, Postural Balance, Proprioception, Sensation Disorders

PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to assess proprioception anomalies in postural deficiency syndrome in a group of children suffering from reading impairment.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty male patients with an average age of 11 years and 9 months were included in the study. Initially, they were given a standardized neuropsychological examination, which confirmed the diagnosis of reading impairment. Then after filling out a questionnaire seeking a proprioceptive anomaly, the patients were subjected to a clinical ocular and postural examination consisting of nine precisely described steps.

RESULTS: All of the patients recruited for the study presented clinical signs confirming a proprioception disorder found as a part of postural deficiency syndrome.

CONCLUSION: This study opens a new direction for research concerning the origin and treatment of at least some reading-impaired children.

Alternate JournalJ Fr Ophtalmol
PubMed ID16208221