If your child exhibits any of the following behaviors, he or she may be suffering from a problem with convergence and/or adequate visual function and/or visual perception. These visual problems can contribute to learning disabilities or, in some cases, can be mistaken or misdiagnosed as learning disabilities, with or without hyperactivity.
Your child . . .
- Seems bright, but struggles with reading.
- Fatigues quickly when reading, with frequent signs of frustration.
- Is unable to sit still; cannot stay on task for any length of time.
- Reverses words, numbers or letters.
- Has difficulty remembering spelling words.
- Is disorganized and frustrated when studying visual information.
- Frequently loses his place, skips words or whole lines of text.
- Has poor reading comprehension.
- Has difficulty copying from the board or a book, has sloppy handwriting.
- Medication or tutoring has not been successful in improving school performance.
- Has been labeled LD (learning disabilities), ADD, ADHD, or dyslexic.
What is the treatment strategy when it is determined that a defect in visual function is present? Our developmental eye examinations are in-depth and evaluate not only how a person sees, but how their visual system functions. When indicated, a personalized and interactive Vision Therapy program can be administered under supervision. Each program is individualized to meet a child's specific visual needs. This type of therapy is short-term and goal-oriented.
For more information, click on "What is Vision Therapy" on our Vision Therapy tab.