Vision Therapy for Struggling Students
Resolving Visual Deficiencies that Affect Learning
Deficiencies in our visual system adversely affect everything that we do – in particular, our performance at school or work. A diagnosis of a visual acuity (20/20) problem ‘corrected’ with eyeglasses may still leave poor visual skills (tracking, focusing, eye teaming) and/or poor information processing. Passing the 20/20 test tells us nothing about how much effort it takes to see, if we are able to remember or make sense of what we see, or if we can speak or write about what was seen. Children who have 20/20 visual acuity may still take hours to do homework. The learning struggles affect the entire family.
Undiagnosed visual deficiencies may make it difficult or impossible to concentrate, making reading difficult. Adults or children with visual deficiencies may be very smart and yet present with trouble in reading or math. Many people have been misdiagnosed as having dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) when a vision problem was underlying their symptoms.
With proper diagnosis and Highline’s individualized Vision Therapy programs, reading levels and comprehension can significantly improve. Self-esteem increases and negative behaviors of students may be eliminated or vastly reduced.
“Thank you Highline for vision therapy and how much it has helped our daughter. Now, she loves school, gets through homework quickly, is reading at grade level, and her confidence is off the charts!”