Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Titus Didn’t Have ADHD After All

Ask any teacher -- it’s a lot to expect a young child to sit and be attentive in school, especially in preschool or kindergarten.  Kids are distracted. Kids want to play.  

But Titus was different.

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Topics: ADD - ADHD

Educator and ADHD Coach Strongly Recommends Functional Vision Exams

If you have a child diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or are an adult with the diagnosis, knowing how to best manage the symptoms can be challenging. In fact, the symptoms themselves can sometimes reflect a complex of problems related not only to ADHD but also to other issues—such as a functional vision problem.

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Topics: ADD - ADHD

ADHD Misdiagnosis: Functional Vision Problems Could be the Culprit

If your child is displaying poor attention in class, don’t be too quick to assume they have an attention disorder. Symptoms of functional vision problems can closely resemble attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Topics: Symptoms of Functional Vision Problems, ADD - ADHD

Not ADD: How One Family Overcame the Struggles of Two Children

Dealing with a child’s functional vision problem and how it affects their school and play is difficult enough. It’s twice as stressful when you have two children with a problem. The Kugler family showed us they could do it, questioning an initial ADD diagnosis and using vision therapy to overcome their sons’ difficulties in school.

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Topics: Success Stories, ADD - ADHD

“It Wasn’t ADD - It’s a Vision Problem.”

When you read about Kendyl Hughes, you have to scratch your head and wonder why.  Why do we always look to medicate a child at the first sign of Attention Deficit Disorder? As Kendyl and his vision therapy success prove, vision issues should be considered first.

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Topics: Success Stories, Vision Therapy, Functional Vision Problems, ADD - ADHD

3 Reasons Vision Problems are Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD

For most children around Wisconsin, school is less than two weeks away. If you notice your child suddenly displaying poor attention in class, don’t be too quick to assume they have an attention disorder. Three symptoms of vision problems can look a lot like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, ADD - ADHD

When Vision Problems are Misdiagnosed as ADHD


You may already know that a chemical imbalance in the brain can influence ADHD symptoms. What you might not realize, however, is that vision problems misdiagnosed as ADHD can cause many of the same attention and behavioral issues.

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, ADD - ADHD

Study Shows In-School Services Insufficient for ADHD

A recent study has researchers calling for improved in-school services for students with ADHD. But what if the problem isn’t ADHD in the first place? What if a child’s behavioral and academic problems are actually a vision problem?

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, ADD - ADHD

Could Controlling Eye Movements Help Control ADHD?

 

A new study has revealed strong evidence that involuntary eye movement could be a sign of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It also reinforces what we’ve known for a long time: If kids can control their eye movements, it will improve their attention span.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Functional Vision Problems, Visual Skills, ADD - ADHD

What Every Parent Should Consider Before Medicating for ADD ADHD

Choosing medication for ADD/ADHD is a tough call for any parent. It’s why we advocate so tirelessly for checking for functional vision problems first. With so many overlapping symptoms, it might prove to be an alternative to having to medicate.

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Topics: ADD - ADHD