Vision & Learning

95% report an improvement in reading or academics after NeuroVision's therapy program.

What is Vision and Learning?

The majority of children who are learning disabled have a deficiency in visual skill that is impeding their ability, affecting their life. And deficiencies in visual efficiency significantly impede early reading. If a child is having trouble reading or avoids reading regardless of whether or not they are performing at grade level, there is a possibility they are struggling with dysfunction in their visual skill. Our visual examination for learning related vision problems is designed to assess the functional aspects of the visual process as it relates to academics such as learning, reading, math, writing, and classroom performance.

 

Common Visual Skill Problems That Impede Reading and Academics

Convergence Insufficiency

This happens when the brain turns the eyes outward instead of inward when focusing close up, and can cause near vision to sometimes appear double or be strained, making it difficult to read.

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Accommodative Insufficiency and Infacility

This happens when the brain doesn’t coordinate the eye’s focusing muscle to readjust its focusing lens between looking far and close. This can cause near or far vision to blur in and out, making it difficult to read or focus on the board at the front of the class.

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Vergence Infacility

This happens when the brain doesn’t move the eye muscles freely inward and outward to reposition the eyes to look at different distances. Vision can appear blurred and double at various times, making it difficult to read and to look from the board at the front of the class to the notes on their desk.

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Visual Processing Dysfunction

This happens when the brain is not coordinating the visual process and is not seeing a coordinated image. Letters can appear jumbled and words can appear reversed, making it difficult to learn how to spell and to understand what is read.

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Our Vision & Learning Evaluation

This is for kids with academic/school concerns:

  • an IEP (Individualized Education Plan)

  • learning disabilities

  • reading problems

  • attention and focusing problems

  • autism spectrum disorder

 

There are 4 parts to this Evaluation:

 

1. Doctor Assessment including Visual Skills Evaluation

  • this is an appointment with the doctor to examine over a dozen areas of visual skill to determine where there are breakdowns in the mechanics of visual function and whether it’s because of a problem with the eye muscles or neurological function.

This evaluation is 1.5 hours.

 

2. Visual Perception Testing

  • this appointment is for the child one on one with a therapist using standardized testing to determine how they understand and make sense of their vision.

  • some areas of interest include: visual memory, visual space perception, fixation, tracking, reversals, visual-motor integration, and primitive reflexes

This evaluation is 1.5 hours.

 

3. Report Consultation

  • this appointment is for the doctor, parents and therapist to review the results of both the doctor’s assessment and the visual perception testing.

  • a full written report is provided including considerations and/or accommodations for school

  • a treatment plan is prescribed for the child’s specific needs which can include glasses and/or a course of neurovision training exercises

This appointment is 1 hour.
 

4. School Consultation

  • this appointment is done at the child’s school including the parents, therapist and child’s educators to discuss and understand the child’s vision related learning performance, to discuss how to best support the child in the classroom and with learning given their deficit in vision information processing.

This appointment is 1 hour.

Please contact us for more information or to book your evaluation.

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