#### Reading Ability
Reading is a complex “cognitive process” of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive meaning (reading comprehension). Reading is a means of language acquisition, communication, and of sharing information and ideas.
Readers use a variety of reading strategies to assist with decoding (to translate symbols into sounds or visual representations of speech) and comprehension. – Taken from Wikipedia
The process of reading involves decoding and comprehension. Decoding is breaking a word into component sounds and blending them together to form a recognizable word. Words are interpreted based on grammar, word meanings, and context. Comprehension requires the active reader to be concerned with self-monitoring, semantic organization, summarization, interpretation, mental imagery, and connection with prior knowledge. –Taken from Education.com
Key words explaining the reading process: Direction (Attention) – Clarity (Focus) – Sound(s) – Word Recognition – Language – Eye Movement – Imagery – MEANING; which is Vision Processing!
Successful Vision Processing produces Information Processing ability.
A recent study (July 2018) published in JAMA Ophthalmology titled “Frequency of Visual Deficits in Children With Developmental Dyslexia” concluded that findings suggest that deficits in visual function are far more prevalent in school-aged children with developmental dyslexia than in typical developing readers.
Vision derives information and Language gives it Meaning. Without meaning there is no advancement.
…action, motivation, and cooperation are inseparably intertwined and linked to thinking. – Piaget, from “Thinking Goes to School”.