Dyscalculia & Literacy Conference 2022 – Focus on Your Learner: Strengths and Challenges

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Adil Kalooji – Behavioral Optometrist


Behavioral optometry

20% of the population have problems processing the vision they receive from their eyes and often face dyslexia.
This can impact students in the classroom, people at work, or athletes playing sports. Their eyes have no fundamental problem; they simply haven’t developed the control and skills necessary to use their visual system well in particular situations.
This presentation explains the more holistic approach that behavioral optometry offers with explanations and treatment for their symptoms.

Target audience: Dyslexia assessors, dyslexia tutors, parents of dyslexic children, dyslexic people, schools, Senco’s.

Adil Kalooji is a fully qualified behavioral optometrist. He has a keen interest in Specific Learning Disabilities (SpLD), in particular dyslexia, specializing in visual processing, binocular vision and visual stress analysis. Adil has a real passion for helping people with SpLD, especially dyslexia.

Dyslexia has always been a subject close to his heart. Her family members struggled with dyslexia and sadly there was simply not enough recognition or help available during their college years. Back in college, while completing his degree in optometry between 2001 and 2004, he was immediately drawn to the visual processing problems and perceptual distortions in people with SpLD, such as dyslexia. After graduating as an optometrist, Adil made it his goal to raise awareness and make a difference for people with SpLD to give something back to the community.

In his 17 years as a fully qualified optometrist, he has helped hundreds of patients with dyslexia and other SpLD, children and adults. There have been many occasions when the results have been so impressive that he has seen parents crying with joy, which is extremely gratifying. Adil also provides support to many dyslexia assessors, tutors and SENCO departments for schools and universities, all in support of his goal of maximizing the learning potential of every person with dyslexia and bringing together different professions to achieve this. Adil has had the opportunity to present his work for SEN schools, the International Dyslexia Conference, dyslexia assessor groups, SEN university departments and parents of dyslexic children. He is also a proud supporting member of the British Dyslexia Association. It offers a specialized in-depth eye examination for reading analysis, including tracking, visual stress, accommodation, convergence, visual perception, visual processing and much more, for children and the adults.

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