Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Why A Big Benefit of Homeschooling Could Also Be a Problem

One of the true benefits for homeschooling is the fact that it allows children to learn at their own pace. However, this can be a problem if a child has an undetected functional vision problem, and their progress is impeded unbeknownst to the parents.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Vision and Reading

A Surprising Reason for Your Child’s New Learning Problems


About this time of year, we start to see children struggling for their first time in school. It’s something that often shocks parents, especially if their child has never experienced learning problems. What can be even more surprising is the underlying cause: vision problems.

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Topics: Learning-Related Vision Problems, Vision and Reading

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

The Last Kid to Learn the Alphabet


Meet Synara, whose son Daniel's struggles in school included being the last one in his class to learn the alphabet.  Through vision therapy, Daniel and his family experienced an amazing transformation, both with his academic work and his personality.

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

New Learning-Related Vision Problems Video with Dr. Kellye Knueppel

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Topics: Learning-Related Vision Problems, Functional Vision Problems, Dr. Kellye Knueppel, Vision and Reading

Why Visualization Provides Help for Struggling Readers


When we provide help for struggling readers through vision therapy, we try to get the reader to visualize things in his or her head.  Visualizing, or making pictures in one’s mind, makes things easier to remember or memorize, and ultimately easier to comprehend.

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Topics: Visual System, Vision and Reading

Five Ways to Use Visualization to Help Children Struggling to Read

In a previous post, we touched on a number of ways visualization can help children who are struggling to read.  Visualization helps you create a mental picture, which is critical for processing and absorbing information. 

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Topics: Learning-Related Vision Problems, Vision and Reading

How Developmental Glasses Help with Vision Problems

Vision therapy isn’t only about using vision activities to improve the visual system.  It’s also about using developmental lenses to help someone with a vision problem.

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

Landmark Research on Convergence Insufficiency

We’ve covered why convergence insufficiency is so difficult to detect, and we’ve also touched on treatments.  Now we’d like to make you aware of a landmark study, and let you know why it’s so important in the treatment of convergence insufficiency.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Convergence Insufficiency, Vision and Reading

What it Takes to Overcome a Reading Difficulty

It takes a whole village to raise a child. For my daughter, Anna, it took a mom, a dad, four grandparents, a first grade teacher, and a team of vision therapy specialists to help overcome a reading difficulty.

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