Reading Therapy by Kenneth A. Lane, O.D.

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A significant number of children struggle in school because of problems relating to their visual system. Most of these children have similar symptoms:

  • Slow reading
  • Excessive reversals of letters or words
  • Sloppy or disorganized printing
  • Making mistakes copying from the board or text
  • Losing their place or skipping words during reading

During thirty years of working with children, Dr. Lane, a pioneering developmental optometrist, noticed that his patients who were poor readers tended to share these symptoms. He developed a questionnaire, called the Lane Academic Readiness Screen, or LARS, that helps parents, teachers, and other caregivers assess whether a child has vision or reading problems that can be improved through the practice of structured activities. The LARS identifies specific problems and then points adults toward scientifically developed activities designed to help the child improve his or her reading speed and proficiency.

Dr. Lane has structured the activities into workbooks that train visual tracking, focused attention, visual scanning, and spatial attention. The workbooks are grouped into various packages designed to ameliorate the problems identified by the LARS. Each package comes with instructions to help children make the most of their vision training. 

Through diligent practice of Dr. Lane's activities, children improve at reading. As they become faster, more proficient, and more confident readers, reading ceases to be drudgery for them, and they begin to read on their own for pleasure. Improved reading leads to increased self-esteem and school success.

Children should have a professional eye examination performed by a developmental optometrist before starting a program. It is also recommended that children have a visual evaluation by a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development or of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation

There is no quick solution to reading difficulties. Beware of people who claim to have instant solutions or secret formulas. Many visual processing issues are lifelong conditions, but these conditions are not necessarily permanent handicaps. The good news is that children with these problems can be helped and can achieve academic success.

Read more about Kenneth A. Lane, O.D., and see his blog about why Learning to Read is sometimes difficult.

A significant number of children struggle in school because of problems relating to their visual system. Most of these children have similar symptoms:

  • Slow reading
  • Excessive reversals of letters or words
  • Sloppy or disorganized printing
  • Making mistakes copying from the board or text
  • Losing their place or skipping words during reading

During thirty years of working with children, Dr. Lane, a pioneering developmental optometrist, noticed that his patients who were poor readers tended to share these symptoms. He developed a questionnaire, called the Lane Academic Readiness Screen, or LARS, that helps parents, teachers, and other caregivers assess whether a child has vision or reading problems that can be improved through the practice of structured activities. The LARS identifies specific problems and then points adults toward scientifically developed activities designed to help the child improve his or her reading speed and proficiency.

Dr. Lane has structured the activities into workbooks that train visual tracking, focused attention, visual scanning, and spatial attention. The workbooks are grouped into various packages designed to ameliorate the problems identified by the LARS. Each package comes with instructions to help children make the most of their vision training. 

Through diligent practice of Dr. Lane's activities, children improve at reading. As they become faster, more proficient, and more confident readers, reading ceases to be drudgery for them, and they begin to read on their own for pleasure. Improved reading leads to increased self-esteem and school success.

Children should have a professional eye examination performed by a developmental optometrist before starting a program. It is also recommended that children have a visual evaluation by a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development or of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation

There is no quick solution to reading difficulties. Beware of people who claim to have instant solutions or secret formulas. Many visual processing issues are lifelong conditions, but these conditions are not necessarily permanent handicaps. The good news is that children with these problems can be helped and can achieve academic success.

Read more about Kenneth A. Lane, O.D., and see his blog about why Learning to Read is sometimes difficult.

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LARS: The Lane Academic Readiness Screen

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Subjects: Teacher Resources; Dyslexia; Reading skills

ISBN: 978-0-88092-963-9

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 9639

Price: $50.00

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The Lane Academic Readiness Screen (LARS) is a questionnaire that is designed to identify children who may be at risk for possible school difficulties due to reading or vision problems. This is primarily for children in kindergarten through second grade, but it could be useful for children in all grades. The questionnaire is used to identify problems in directionality, laterality, gross motor skills, visual motor skills, simultaneous and sequential processing, eye tracking, and attention.  

Once a child has been tested using the LARS, adults can plan a program to help address the problems identified by the results. The LARS directs users to specific packages of workbooks that contain activities and therapy procedures that will help the child improve reading speed and proficiency.

The Lane Academic Readiness Screen (LARS) is a questionnaire that is designed to identify children who may be at risk for possible school difficulties due to reading or vision problems. This is primarily for children in kindergarten through second grade, but it could be useful for children in all grades. The questionnaire is used to identify problems in directionality, laterality, gross motor skills, visual motor skills, simultaneous and sequential processing, eye tracking, and attention.  

Once a child has been tested using the LARS, adults can plan a program to help address the problems identified by the results. The LARS directs users to specific packages of workbooks that contain activities and therapy procedures that will help the child improve reading speed and proficiency.

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Eye Tracking Practice Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-88092-966-0

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 9660

Price: $20.00

Eye Tracking Practice Workbook Cover

This workbook contains activities to improve eye tracking, the ability to move one’s eyes quickly across a line of print without skipping words or losing one's place. Eye tracking problems are common among children with reading difficulties.

This workbook contains activities to improve eye tracking, the ability to move one’s eyes quickly across a line of print without skipping words or losing one's place. Eye tracking problems are common among children with reading difficulties.

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Advanced Eye Tracking Practice Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-88092-967-7

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 9677

Price: $20.00

Advanced Eye Tracking Practice Workbook Cover

This workbook contains activities to improve eye tracking, the ability to move one’s eyes quickly across a line of print without skipping words or losing one's place. Eye tracking problems are common among children with reading difficulties. There is also a workbook titled Eye Tracking available; the exercises in Advanced Eye Tracking are more challenging.

This workbook contains activities to improve eye tracking, the ability to move one’s eyes quickly across a line of print without skipping words or losing one's place. Eye tracking problems are common among children with reading difficulties. There is also a workbook titled Eye Tracking available; the exercises in Advanced Eye Tracking are more challenging.

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Recognition of Reversals Practice Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-88092-968-4

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 9684

Price: $20.00

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This workbook contains activities to help a child eliminate reversal errors with letters or numbers. Reversed letters create problems with reading; the letter b reversed is a letter d, for example. As a result, reversals can change words utterly. 

This workbook contains activities to help a child eliminate reversal errors with letters or numbers. Reversed letters create problems with reading; the letter b reversed is a letter d, for example. As a result, reversals can change words utterly. 

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Spelling Tracking Practice Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-88092-972-1

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 9721

Price: $20.00

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This workbook contains activities to improve a child's ability to scan a line of letters in a left-to-right direction and not lose his or her place. This ability is essential for spelling words correctly.

This workbook contains activities to improve a child's ability to scan a line of letters in a left-to-right direction and not lose his or her place. This ability is essential for spelling words correctly.

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Visual Memory Practice Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-88092-965-3

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 9653

Price: $20.00

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This workbook contains activities to improve a child's short-term visual memory. The activities also improve sequential and spatial memory, both of which are important for success in school.

This workbook contains activities to improve a child's short-term visual memory. The activities also improve sequential and spatial memory, both of which are important for success in school.

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Visual Motor Coordination Practice Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-88092-969-1

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 9691

Price: $20.00

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This workbook contains activities to improve a child's ability to scan a line of print from left to right, which is essential for reading.

This workbook contains activities to improve a child's ability to scan a line of print from left to right, which is essential for reading.

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Visual Motor Skills Practice Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-88092-971-4

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 9714

Price: $20.00

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This workbook contains activities to help a child copy geometric shapes accurately. The areas of the brain that deal with visual motor skills are also involved with eye tracking, which is necessary for reading. Therefore, training in copying geometric shapes also strengthens a child's ability to read.

This workbook contains activities to help a child copy geometric shapes accurately. The areas of the brain that deal with visual motor skills are also involved with eye tracking, which is necessary for reading. Therefore, training in copying geometric shapes also strengthens a child's ability to read.

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Visual Scanning Practice Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-88092-970-7

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 9707

Price: $20.00

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This workbook contains activities to improve a child's ability to look at a page of letters or numbers and pick out a particular letter or number. Children with deficiencies in this area are prone to excessive rereading, skipping lines, or having to use a finger to keep place, all of which result in a slow reading speed.

This workbook contains activities to improve a child's ability to look at a page of letters or numbers and pick out a particular letter or number. Children with deficiencies in this area are prone to excessive rereading, skipping lines, or having to use a finger to keep place, all of which result in a slow reading speed.

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Directionality Therapy Procedures Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-89824-583-7

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 5837

Price: $20.00

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This workbook contains activities to help children understand a letter’s proper orientation, which is necessary to avoid letter and word reversals.

This workbook contains activities to help children understand a letter’s proper orientation, which is necessary to avoid letter and word reversals.

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Gross Motor Therapy Procedures Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-89824-582-0

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 5820

Price: $20.00

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This workbook contains activities to help children gain better control over the movements of their large muscle groups, known as gross motor skills. Children must develop their gross motor skills before they can develop their fine motor skills. Fine motor skills include eye-hand coordination and the ability to move one’s eyes quickly across a line of print. Consequently, improving a child’s gross motor skills is a strong step toward improving his or her fine motor skills, which will enable the child to improve his or her reading ability. This workbook contains important activities for gross motor development.

This workbook contains activities to help children gain better control over the movements of their large muscle groups, known as gross motor skills. Children must develop their gross motor skills before they can develop their fine motor skills. Fine motor skills include eye-hand coordination and the ability to move one’s eyes quickly across a line of print. Consequently, improving a child’s gross motor skills is a strong step toward improving his or her fine motor skills, which will enable the child to improve his or her reading ability. This workbook contains important activities for gross motor development.

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Laterality Therapy Procedures Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-89824-581-3

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 5813

Price: $20.00

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This workbook contains activities to help children understand their right from their left, which is necessary to avoid letter and word reversals.

This workbook contains activities to help children understand their right from their left, which is necessary to avoid letter and word reversals.

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Ocular Motor Therapy Procedures Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-89824-580-6

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 5806

Price: $30.00

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This workbook contains activities to improve a child’s ability to scan words in the correct letter sequence. This enables the smooth, accurate, and effortless eye movements needed for efficient reading, eliminating the problems of losing one’s place while reading, excessive rereading, and making mistakes when copying text.

This workbook contains activities to improve a child’s ability to scan words in the correct letter sequence. This enables the smooth, accurate, and effortless eye movements needed for efficient reading, eliminating the problems of losing one’s place while reading, excessive rereading, and making mistakes when copying text.

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Sequential Processing Therapy Procedures Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-89824-579-0

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 5790

Price: $10.00

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This workbook contains activities to improve a child’s ability to remember information in consecutive order, which is needed for phonics. It also helps teach children to process visual information in a sequential, step-by-step way. This is important for learning how to sound out words and remember instructions.

This workbook contains activities to improve a child’s ability to remember information in consecutive order, which is needed for phonics. It also helps teach children to process visual information in a sequential, step-by-step way. This is important for learning how to sound out words and remember instructions.

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Simultaneous Processing Therapy Procedures Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-89824-578-3

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 5783

Price: $10.00

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This workbook contains activities to improve a child’s ability to process many pieces of information at once, which is needed for comprehension and rapid word recognition.

This workbook contains activities to improve a child’s ability to process many pieces of information at once, which is needed for comprehension and rapid word recognition.

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Visual Motor Therapy Procedures Workbook

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-89824-577-6

Latest edition: 2016

Order code: 5776

Price: $20.00

Visual Motor Therapy Procedures Workbook Cover

This workbook contains activities to improve a child’s eye-hand coordination, which is important for printing or handwriting or when copying text. 

This workbook contains activities to improve a child’s eye-hand coordination, which is important for printing or handwriting or when copying text. 

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The Complete Kenneth A. Lane, O.D., Package

Author: Lane, Kenneth A., O.D.

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

Latest edition: 2017

Order code: KL19

Price: $340.00
Website price: $250.00

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This is the complete set of books by Dr. Kenneth A. Lane, O.D. Books included in the set are: LARS: The Lane Academic Readiness Screen, Eye Tracking Practice Workbook, Advanced Eye Tracking Practice Workbook, Recognition of Reversals Practice Workbook, Spelling Tracking Practice Workbook, Visual Memory Practice Workbook, Visual Motor Coordination Practice Workbook, Visual Motor Skills Practice Workbook, Visual Scanning Practice Workbook, Directionality Therapy Procedures Workbook, Gross Motor Therapy Procedures Workbook, Laterality Therapy Procedures Workbook, Ocular Motor Therapy Procedures Workbook, Sequential Processing Therapy Procedures Workbook, Simultaneous Processing Therapy Procedures Workbook, and Visual Motor Therapy Procedures Workbook.

This is the complete set of books by Dr. Kenneth A. Lane, O.D. Books included in the set are: LARS: The Lane Academic Readiness Screen, Eye Tracking Practice Workbook, Advanced Eye Tracking Practice Workbook, Recognition of Reversals Practice Workbook, Spelling Tracking Practice Workbook, Visual Memory Practice Workbook, Visual Motor Coordination Practice Workbook, Visual Motor Skills Practice Workbook, Visual Scanning Practice Workbook, Directionality Therapy Procedures Workbook, Gross Motor Therapy Procedures Workbook, Laterality Therapy Procedures Workbook, Ocular Motor Therapy Procedures Workbook, Sequential Processing Therapy Procedures Workbook, Simultaneous Processing Therapy Procedures Workbook, and Visual Motor Therapy Procedures Workbook.

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Directionality Workbook Package

Order code: KL01

Resources include the Directionality Therapy Procedures, Laterality Therapy Procedures, Recognition of Reversals, Visual Memory, Visual Scanning, and Gross Motor Therapy Procedures workbooks.

Resources include the Directionality Therapy Procedures, Laterality Therapy Procedures, Recognition of Reversals, Visual Memory, Visual Scanning, and Gross Motor Therapy Procedures workbooks.

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Price: $95.00

Gross Motor Skills Workbook Package

Order code: KL04

Resources include the Gross Motor Therapy Procedures, Laterality Therapy Procedures, and Visual Motor Coordination workbooks.

Resources include the Gross Motor Therapy Procedures, Laterality Therapy Procedures, and Visual Motor Coordination workbooks.

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Price: $45.00

Laterality Workbook Package

Order code: KL02

Resources include the Laterality Therapy Procedures, Visual Scanning, and Gross Motor Therapy Procedures workbooks.

Resources include the Laterality Therapy Procedures, Visual Scanning, and Gross Motor Therapy Procedures workbooks.

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Price: $45.00

Ocular Motor Skills Workbook Package

Order code: KL05

Resources include the Ocular Motor Therapy Procedures, Eye Tracking, Advanced Eye Tracking, Spelling Tracking, Visual Motor Skills, Visual Scanning, and Gross Motor Therapy Procedures workbooks.

Resources include the Ocular Motor Therapy Procedures, Eye Tracking, Advanced Eye Tracking, Spelling Tracking, Visual Motor Skills, Visual Scanning, and Gross Motor Therapy Procedures workbooks.

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Price: $110.00

Sequencing Workbook Package

Order code: KL03

Resources include the Sequential Processing Therapy Procedures, Visual Motor Coordination, and Gross Motor Therapy Procedures workbooks.

Resources include the Sequential Processing Therapy Procedures, Visual Motor Coordination, and Gross Motor Therapy Procedures workbooks.

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Price: $35.00

Simultaneous Processing Workbook Package

Order code: KL07

Resources include the Simultaneous Processing Therapy Procedures, Visual Memory, and Gross Motor Therapy Procedures workbooks.

Resources include the Simultaneous Processing Therapy Procedures, Visual Memory, and Gross Motor Therapy Procedures workbooks.

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Price: $35.00

Visual Motor Skills Workbook Package

Order code: KL06

Resources include the Visual Motor Therapy Procedures, Visual Motor Skills, Visual Motor Coordination, and Gross Motor Therapy Procedures workbooks.

Resources include the Visual Motor Therapy Procedures, Visual Motor Skills, Visual Motor Coordination, and Gross Motor Therapy Procedures workbooks. 

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Price: $60.00

The Complete Kenneth A. Lane, O.D., Package

Order code: KL19

This is the complete set of books by Kenneth A. Lane, O.D., including LARS: The Lane Academic Readiness Screen and all of the workbooks.

This is the complete set of books by Kenneth A. Lane, O.D., including LARS: The Lane Academic Readiness Screen and all of the workbooks.

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Price: $340.00 Website price: $250.00

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