Vision Therapy (VT)
Some visual conditions cannot be treated adequately with glasses, contact lenses and/or patching, and are best resolved through a program of Vision Therapy.
What is Vision Therapy?
Vision Therapy is an individualized, supervised, treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Vision Therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brain's ability to control:
- eye alignment,
- eye teaming,
- eye focusing abilities,
- eye movements, eye tracking and/or
- visual processing (including visualization, directionality, and visual perception skills).
Visual-motor skills and endurance are developed through the use of specialized computer and optical devices, including therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters. During the final stages of therapy, the patient's newly acquired visual skills are reinforced and made automatic through repetition and by integration with motor and cognitive skills.
Who Benefits from Vision Therapy?
Children and adults with visual challenges, such as:
Learning-related Vision Problems
Vision Therapy can help those individuals who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing, and learning (i.e., eye movement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand activity, visual memory skills, etc.).
- 2011 Internet Activity List
We have some great new sites to add to our internet resource list. Let us know if you have others we should add!
- Internet Vision Training Games and Activities (2009)
The internet is a wonderful resource of visually challenging games and activities. Here are a few of Dr. Simonson's 2009 favorites. If you have difficulty with any of these links, please let her know. Enjoy!!
- Vision Check List
If you check off several items, a comprehensive eye exam is recommended.
- The difference between VT and OT
What is the difference between vision therapy and occupational therapy?
- Vision Therapy can be . . . FUN!
A lot of parents worry that their child will feel like Vision Therapy is "extra homework" - we want it to feel more like soccer practice - some work and effort is involved, but it can be fun.
- Parents talk about Vision Therapy
Do you want to know about other parent's experiences with vision therapy? Check out: http://www.parentsupportspace.com/?p=872