What is Vision Therapy or Visual Training?
Vision therapy (visual training, vision training) is defined as an individualized therapy program designed to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Dream Big Pediatric Therapies works with optometrists to create a treatment plan that is specific to your child’s needs.
Why is Vision Important?
Vision therapy trains the entire visual system which includes eyes, brain and body to receive information effectively, comprehend and visually process correctly, and then react appropriately.
Vision therapy will focus on:
- Increasing the brains ability to control eye alignment
- Eliminate and/or reduce double vision
- Increase accurately of eye movements
- Increase a child’s focusing abilities
- Increase eye teamwork (binocular vision)
Signs and symptoms of Visual impairments
- Difficulty Reading and Writing because of blurred vision or seeing double
- Not able to process visual information correctly
- Eyestrain (child often take of their glasses, put items too close to their faces, or too far away to see it correctly)
- Losing Their place when reading
- Maintaining attention on their work
- Eyes turning inward or not working together (“last eye”)
How does this help my child academically, socially, and daily?
- Improves their ability to process information correctly
- Improves their ability for eye tracking when reading and writing
- Improves their ability to concentrate on their academic work
- Helps their eye work together to see the board or process visual information quickly and accurately
- Helps their ability to interact with peers
- Eliminates/ Reduces headaches
- Eliminates/ reduces need for breaks
Who does the vision therapy?
Vision Therapy is only provided by occupational therapists that are specifically trained and certified in vision-motor-perception therapy. They begin with an evaluation and consult with any optometrists that are working with the individual.