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Having difficulty reading. 7 years old?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Glasses?

A seven-year-old who has trouble reading might just need glasses.
Get him/her evaluated by a good eye doctor.

In brief: Glasses?

A seven-year-old who has trouble reading might just need glasses.
Get him/her evaluated by a good eye doctor.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Also may want to consider an evaluation for dyslexia.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Eye examination

A seven year old should be able to keep up with his/her peers in school.
Vision might be a problem and a visit to your friendly pediatric ophthalmologist would be in order. There are other reasons for slower progress in reading, but the eye doctor is a good first step. Also how do you know reading is difficult in this child? Did the teacher, or school nurse make this observation?

In brief: Eye examination

A seven year old should be able to keep up with his/her peers in school.
Vision might be a problem and a visit to your friendly pediatric ophthalmologist would be in order. There are other reasons for slower progress in reading, but the eye doctor is a good first step. Also how do you know reading is difficult in this child? Did the teacher, or school nurse make this observation?
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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