Published in 2017
- Reading difficulties are common in the pediatric population, and large socioeconomic disparities exist.
- In the United States 46% of white children achieved expected reading proficiency by the end of fourth grade, while only 21% of Hispanic and 18% of African American children were reading at the expected level.
- Reading is an involved cognitive process with many subskills; likewise, development of reading proficiency is a complex and continuous process.
- Failure to achieve reading proficiency or even early difficulty with reading can affect a child’s academic performance for years to come. Some studies suggest reading proficiency may be related to later success in life.
- Although many problems with reading are not related to vision, a vision assessment is recommended for children with reading difficulties and a suspected vision problem.
- The process of reading development as well as the varied educational assessments of reading are presented here for pediatric ophthalmologists.
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