A visual profile of Queensland indigenous and non-indigenous school children, and the association between vision and reading

Hopkins, Shelley (2014) A visual profile of Queensland indigenous and non-indigenous school children, and the association between vision and reading. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research investigated the prevalence of vision disorders in Queensland Indigenous primary school children, creating the first comprehensive visual profile of Indigenous children. Findings showed reduced convergence ability and reduced visual information processing skills were more common in Indigenous compared to non-Indigenous children. Reduced visual information processing skills were also associated with reduced reading outcomes in both groups of children. As early detection of visual disorders is important, the research also reviewed the delivery of screening programs across Queensland and proposed a model for improved coordination and service delivery of vision screening to Queensland school children.

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ID Code: 71393
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Wood, Joanne, Sampson, Geoff, & Hendicott, Peter
Keywords: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, Accommodation and/or vergence disorders, Binocular vision, Convergence insufficiency, Refractive error, Hyperopia , Rapid automatised naming, Vision screening, Visual motor integration, Reading ability
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 29 May 2014 02:18
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 05:51

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