Vision Therapy is used to treat a range of visual processing issues such as:
Sustained near focusing
Vision therapy is like going on a guided tour of the amazing world of vision. The vision therapist uses age/appropriate, enjoyable tasks to demonstrate and improve specific areas of visual function. The activities are then practised at home so that they become automatic and then the patient is ready for new activities at the next visit.
Improving just one visual skill can be the difference that makes riding a bike, writing everything the right way around or getting 100% in a spelling test, possible. The way the brain understands the images it receives from the eyes is a learned skill and not present at birth.
Most visual perception skills improve to a near adult level by the age of 8.
Importantly, the brain must learn to co-ordinate visual information with movement information. Many things can interrupt normal visual development in early years which impact on the development of learning skills which are later needed for literacy, numeracy and all written learning tasks.
Vision skills must also be practised enough to be automatic so they don’t reduce attention and concentration levels.
Our Vision Therapy Programs are tailor-made to suit the specific needs of each child.