Principles of examining patients with specific learning difficulties
- You should ensure you have the necessary training in the techniques required to examine patients with these difficulties.
- Patients with specific learning difficulties may have co-occurring visual or orthoptic problems that require treatment. You should explore visual problems by means of a thorough eye examination.
- Treating conventional optometric or orthoptic problems may alleviate the patient’s visual symptoms, but you should not claim that this treats the specific learning difficulty.
- You should carry out all tests necessary to satisfy yourself of the appropriateness of any intervention prescribed.