Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Studying Too Much or Not at All: How Vision Leads Behavior

Can developmental optometrists predict the future? No, but they can predict the future behavior patterns of their patients. That’s because vision leads behavior, a fact which helps us understand the reason behind academic and social struggles in children.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Visual Skills

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

The Key to Overcoming Your Functional Vision Problem

When it comes to any health problem, it's the symptoms that facilitate resolution. Symptoms are like a road map, steering us toward effective solutions. Sometimes these symptoms are quite clear – they tell us with no uncertainty what is ailing. Other times our symptoms can be far more ambiguous. With functional vision problems, this kind of ambiguity is common -- its symptoms are routinely misinterpreted, leading to misdiagnosis.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Functional Vision, Double Vision, Functional Vision Problems, The Vision Therapy Center, Developmental Optometrist, Dr. Kellye Knueppel, Directionality, Visual Skills, Symptoms of Functional Vision Problems

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