The Visual Screening of Adjudicated Adolescents
Johnson, R.A. and Zaba, J.N.
Journal of Behavioral Optometry
The purpose of this study was to determine particular visual factors that are most responsible for the learning difficulties of juvenile offenders.
This was a randomized control trial study of 50 adjudicated adolescents and 54 graduates.
48% of juvenile offenders failed the tracking subtest, while all graduates students passed.
A greater number of juvenile offenders failed visual acuity-near, convergence, hyperopia, and colour vision.
74% of juvenile offenders failed at least 1 NYSOA Battery subtest, compared to 59% of graduate students.
More graduate students failed visual acuity–far and fusion subset.
This article was identified as a reference for a VII-commissioned systematic review on the Impact of URE on Children.