BLICKLABOR is a spin-off company of the OPTOMOTOR working group of University of Freiburg, Germany. The current work is based on numerous scientific studies on eye movement conducted in the 1980s. In 1997, BLICKLABOR was founded as a non-profit company, then transferred into private ownership in 2006.
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If abnormalities are found in reading, spelling, or mathematical skills, and/or the ability to concentrate in general is impaired, we will recommend having a BLICKLABOR diagnosis.
The measurement of eye movement allows us to draw conclusions about someones visual attention that is closely linked to reading. Additionally, auditory-phonemic awareness, that is linked to spelling, is assessed. If we detect a difficulty in identifying object quantities, a skill which is fundamental for both number processing and for the ability to read, we will conduct a additional task in which a certain number of elements need to be grasped simultaneously.
Based on the results, we will recommend an individual training plan which can be completed in the comfort of your own home.
Additionally, we offer high quality diagnostics for reading, spelling and mathematical difficulties performed by qualified staff. This includes intelligence quotient testing, as well as the assessment of reading, spelling and mathematical abilities.
Your child dislikes reading, finds it exhausting, gets headaches while reading, reports swimming/dancing/blurry letters, is reading hesitantly, insecurely, or letter-by-letter. Your child reads too quickly, too hastily or cannot stay in the line. He or she skips letters, word endings or short words, guesses letters or words, or confuses or mirrors letters like m-n, b-d, p-q.
Adults often avoid text-based work or have difficulties in understanding written text.
Your child makes spelling mistakes, uses different spellings to spell two identicals words in the same text and corrects their mistakes unsystematically, and disregards rules for when separate and compound word formation should be used. They write illegibly and irregularly, to the point that words become indecipherable, or cannot stay on the line when writing.
Adults often overlook spelling mistakes or correct them unsystematically. They may not remember how certain words are spelled correctly, even though they have practiced them.
Your child is having difficulties in grasping quantities, does calculations by counting with their fingers, has problems transitioning the number 10, cannot estimate simple calculations in their head, takes a long time to solve maths problems and jumbles up their numbers.
Adults often report a long-standing aversion towards handling numbers and mathematics in general. They often have difficulties checking change, and cannot estimate distances or time. They would rather use the calculator than performing a mental calculation, they feel helpless when faced with math tasks and don’t have a solution strategy, they avoid situations with an unpleasant interaction with numbers.
Your child has difficulties concentrating on one task, is distracted easily, is getting tired quickly, and performs variably. These difficulties also apply for adults.