This is excellent advice for teachers for our kids who are being treated for visually related learning problems.
Sophie's Vision Therapy story.
This is Sue Barry's story of seeing 3-D for the first time in her life at 48. Yes, Vision therapy is not limited to kids and it is never too late.
Kids and parents who had Vision Therapy discuss the results of their treatment.
Cameron McCrodan OD from Victoria, Canada explains how a developmental optometrist looks at vision.
We have treated adults for years and Medicare covers testing and treatment. This is testimony of a patient of a colleague in Chicago.
I would not call myopia (nearsightedness) a disease.It actually is not. It is a vision disorder or condition that requires glasses to see clearly at distance. Yet,his talk is a good one whether we consider myopia a disease or condition.
This is a colleague of Dr. Henshaw's who practices in Boston, MA explaining what Vision Therapy is. He adds a good perspective.
Dr. John Abbondanza discusses Vision Therapy on CBS Boston's WBZ-TV News.
Please note, near the end of the video the station went to a Dr. Kazalas at MA eye clinic who readily said it could do no harm, then inferred it delays "appropriate academic treatment". "Treatment really meant academic tutoring. She ignored or was unaware of an unfortunate reality:
Most kids treated for visually related learning problems already had unsuccessful and frustrating special education, tutoring, and parental cajoling with no success. Yet after vision therapy they found new meaning and enjoyment from school. It is a shame to see nay-sayers defend their lack of success with unfounded criticism of those who step up to help with proven techniques. If on ly we could achieve 100% success which the critiques seem to expect of us. See below Where is the research to support Vision Therapy to view the research in vision therapy.
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Enclosed is a video form a colleague, Dan Fortenbacher, OD, FCOVD in the Mid-west. For those of you who enjoy a somewhat scientific approach you may enjoy this video about a condition readily treated by Vision Therapy (Convergence Insufficiency).
This is not our style of vision therapy. The doctor's ID is unknown to me nor is the patient's ID,so I feel I can show this from Youtube. It is easy to see this boy was asked to do a task beyond his abilities and is extremely stressed. Our approach is ease and comfort to gain efficiency and mastery while having fun. He definitely was not having fun. We would never subject your child or you to this unnecessary stress.