Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Reading Specialist Discovers Why Her Child Was Struggling in School

There’s a reason why functional vision problems are called “the hidden disability.” It’s because so many parents, physicians and educators aren’t aware of them. In this case, a reading specialist discovered her daughter had a vision problem, and the subsequent treatment was an eye-opening experience.

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Topics: Reading Problems, Success Stories

Why This School District had a Lower Need for Special Education Services

Sometimes you run across a statistic that is so compelling that you feel like running through your neighborhood, grabbing people by the shoulders, and screaming, “Look at this!” The post about special education services and screening for learning-related vision problems is a perfect example.

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Topics: Reading Problems, Vision Therapy, Learning-Related Vision Problems, Functional Vision Problems, Vision and Learning

Vision Therapy Success - From Hating Reading to Loving It


Anna Nelson was in 7th grade when she realized her vision wasn’t as clear as it used to be. Her optometrist said everything was fine, but for Anna, the everyday struggles were very real.

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Topics: Reading Problems, Success Stories, Functional Vision Problems, Visual Skills

5 Ways a Problem in Reading Might be Caused by Vision Issues

I remember the first time we noticed my daughter was having a problem in reading.  My wife and I, who are both avid readers, were crushed.  We both had preconceived notions of our kids enjoying all the great children’s books.  When we saw that my daughter didn’t like to read, we were despondent.

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Topics: Reading Problems

Four Ways to Provide Help for Struggling Readers

 


In a previous post, we highlighted some issues related to tracking problems in reading.  Now we’d like to touch on four fairly simple, but often overlooked ways, to provide help for struggling readers.

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Topics: Reading Problems, Learning-Related Vision Problems

Three Causes of Tracking Problems in Reading


Tracking problems in reading can cause significant learning issues with people of any age.  My daughter had a convergence insufficiency, and her inability to effectively track the print on a page made reading an onerous chore for her.  But eye movements aren’t always the issue when it comes to tracking problems in reading.

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Topics: Reading Problems, Learning-Related Vision Problems