Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Teachers Thought He Wasn’t Paying Attention in Class

In school, Jack Coakley would often look away from his desk and gaze out the window.  His teachers thought he wasn’t paying attention.  It wasn’t until he visited The Vision Therapy Center that his parents and teachers realized this apparent lack of attention was really a functional vision problem.

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Topics: Success Stories, Vision and Learning, Learning-Related Vision Problems, Vision Therapy

New Video - How Vision Can Affect Different Subjects in School


In our continuing video series, Dr. Knueppel talks about how vision affects various school subjects.  Watch as she discusses:

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Topics: Writing Problems, Vision and Learning, Vision and Math, Functional Vision Problems, Vision and Reading

2013 New Year’s “Vision” Resolutions for Parents and Teachers

 

As the New Year approaches, it’s time to make those annual New Year’s Resolutions.  We decided to put together a few vision therapy-related resolutions for parents and teachers.  If you’d like to add to the list, just leave a comment at the end of the post!

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Functional Vision Problems

What To Do After the Bad News at Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are wrapping up, and many families are finding out their children are struggling in school.  For some, this is the first time they’ve learned of their child’s struggles.  For others, it’s a familiar story, one that just can’t seem to be resolved…or can it?

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Topics: Vision and Learning

Teacher Warning: Significant Learning Problems in 30 Days

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Learning-Related Vision Problems

Wisconsin Shows Support for National Children's Vision and Learning Month

 

To help parents and educators understand the impact of undetected vision problems, the State of Wisconsin and 10 Wisconsin cities have proclaimed August to be Children’s Vision and Learning Month.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, International Children's Vision and Learning Month

Seven Ways Vision Problems Affect Standardized Test-Taking

 

Every year, spring heralds in a new round of standardized tests for college-bound high schoolers.  While it’s a time of great promise, it can also yield surprising disappointment, as a bright student may perform poorly on a test.  These students may not realize that a low score may be due to a vision problem.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Functional Vision Problems

10 Examples of How Vision and Learning Are Tightly Linked

Much of what you learn comes through your visual system, which is why educators agree there is a close connection between vision and learning.   So what are some examples of how vision and learning are linked?  Take a look:

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Vision Therapy

How Vision Problems Can Affect Reading, Spelling and Writing

We’ve been blogging a lot about vision problems to watch for during the new school year.  An undetected vision problem, such as convergence insufficiency, amblyopia, poor eye teaming, or a lack of binocular vision, can affect your child’s reading, spelling and writing in a number of different ways.

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

Four Reasons Why Teachers Need to Ask, “What is Vision Therapy?”

\All across America, school bells are ringing, and kids are returning to the classroom.  As teachers prepare for another year-long dive into education, there should be one question all of them can answer:  What is vision therapy?

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Vision Therapy, The Vision Therapy Center