Vision Therapy For Students
Vision therapy can benefit people of all ages, including children. Vision is affected during all stages of development, and adaptations can occur if the child does not develop properly. Vision therapy can benefit children with learning and reading related vision problems, lazy eyes (amblyopia), and eye turns (strabismus), as well as children belonging to special populations.
Vision can affect your child’s academic environment. 80% of all learning in a classroom is visual, and 1 in 4 children struggle with learning because of their vision. Children with vision problems have to work much harder than their peers to accomplish homework, reading, and writing tasks. Vision can also affect your child’s performance in sports, their self-esteem, and can cause attention issues!
Vision therapy is not a direct treatment for learning disabilities, or a replacement for tutoring, special help, or IEPs. However, research tells us that vision therapy can be a successful tool used to help with these modalities. Vision therapy exercises will train the eyes to work together as a team, and strengthen the interaction between the eyes and the brain so children can enjoy learning and have fun!