Our weekly individualized vision therapy program will help develop the visual foundation necessary for academic achievement and visual proficiency. Our program includes activities designed to improve proficiency skills that will help process and organize information more effectively in a learning environment.
WHEN IS LEARNING DIFFICULTY DUE TO A VISION PROBLEM?
Vision plays a key role in how we learn. Many symptoms and behaviors associated with learning disabilities are similar to those caused by vision problems. This is why it is so important that a comprehensive eye exam be part of the evaluation of all children who are failing to succeed in school.
LEARNING PROBLEMS ARE IDENTIFIED MORE OFTEN DUE TO TODAY'S INCREASED ACADEMIC DEMAND ON OUR CHILDREN.
These issues can be effectively remediated through vision therapy. In addition, there are developmental and neurological issues such as ADD/ADHD which respond well to vision therapy. Additionally, children are spending more time in front of screens for school work and recreational activities which significantly strain the eyes.
HOW DO I IDENTIFY A VISION PROBLEM IN MYSELF OR MY CHILD?
Children should be referred for a comprehensive eye exam to a developmental optometrist whenever visual symptoms are noticed or if they are not achieving their potential. Many of these vision problems will not be detected during a school vision screening or limited vision assessment as part of a school physical or routine pediatric health evaluation.
Look for the following signs indicating your child might benefit from vision therapy:
- Poor reading comprehension
- Avoids reading
- Rubs eyes after reading
- Gets headaches after reading or towards the end of a school day
- Holds a book too close to face
- Has poor attention when doing near tasks
- Has poor spacing while writing
- Uses finger or a pencil to track while reading
- Loses place, repeats and/or omits words while reading
- Reverses letters and/or words
- Has difficulty changing focus from distance to near and back
- Has difficulty judging sizes and shape