Developmental Areas Targeted by the LARS

  1. Directionality:
    Difficulty understanding a letter’s proper orientation, which often causes reversals
  2. Laterality: 
    Confusion understanding one's right and left, which can contribute to letter and word reversals
  3. Sequencing:
    Difficulty remembering information in consecutive order, which is needed for phonics
  4. Gross motor skills:
    Control over the movements of the large muscle groups, including balance
  5. Ocular motor skills:
    Eye tracking and visual scanning
  6. Visual motor skills:
    Necessary for good printing and handwriting
  7. Simultaneous processing:
    The ability to process many pieces of information at once, which is needed for comprehension and rapid word recognition
  8. Vision: 
    A visual examination may be necessary based on instrument results.