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HOW CAN ILLAWARRA VISION THERAPY HELP?
Vision is a key sense in the classroom and plays a major role in reading, spelling, writing, board work, and computer work. Students tackle these tasks all day long, day after day. Each requires the visual skills of seeing quickly and understanding visual information that is frequently less than arm’s length from the eyes.
Many students' visual skills are not up to the demands of these types of classroom learning situations.
Clear eyesight is not all that is required for close vision tasks. Students must have a variety of scanning, focusing and visual coordination skills for learning and for getting meaning from reading.
Visual stress reactions can help explain the discomfort, fatigue, changes in behaviour, altered eyesight and declining academic performance that often indicate a learning-related vision problem.
Vision problems do not “cause” learning disabilities. However, poor visual skills can interfere with the process and impede remedial efforts. Vision is a foundation skill. Without a sound base, learning is like trying to build a house on sand. Good vision skills are essential to support learning.
OUR PROGRESSIVE TREATMENT REGIME
1. INITIAL OPTOMETRIC CONSULTATION
To establish if there are any visual problems. Refractive errors and poor visual muscular development can cause visual fatigue, decreased visual concentration and poor visual retention.
2. LEARNING DIFFICULTY ASSESSMENT
Examination to establish learning history and areas of strength and weakness in visual, auditory and motor processing skills. Establishment of retained primitive reflexes, general behaviour during testing and a dyslexic determination test.
3. HEMISPHERIC DISLOCATION TESTING
This allows us to establish which side of the brain is dominant. Neuro scientific research, has found differences in left and right brain hemispheric development in fluent readers and dyslexic patients.
4. INDIVIDUAL PHYSICAL THERAPY
This involves -
Primative reflex therapy
Sensory development treatment to balance brain hemisphere performance.
5. RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
At Illawarra Vision Therapy, we have access to the educational and fact-finding tools necessary to help your child.
Vision problems can and often do interfere with learning
People at risk of learning-related vision problems should be evaluated by an optometrist who provides diagnostic and management services in this area
Problems in identifying and treating people with learning-related vision problems arise if the definition of vision is limited to clarity of sight and healthy eyes
The goal of optometric intervention is to improve visual function and alleviate associated signs and symptoms
People with learning problems require help from many disciplines to meet the learning challenges they face. Behavioural Optometric involvement and prompt treatment of learning related vision problems, enhances the ability of children and adults to perform to their full potential.
EXPLORING DYSLEXIA PODCAST
We recommend listening to:
72, Evies story – age 12
70, planning with dyslexia
60, working memory
5, a dyslexic school. The result of children failing in main stream education. Setting positive boundaries.
EVIDENCE & CASE STUDIES
DYSLEXIA & LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Dyslexia is not a disease! The word dyslexia comes from the Greek language and means “difficulty with words”. Individuals with dyslexia have trouble reading and spelling despite having the ability to learn.
Our learning difficulties assessment examines the following areas:
Test of visual perception skills
Test of auditory analysis skills
Fine motor skills
Visual muscular performance