- Posted on: Dec 2 2016
I would like to express the benefits of vision therapy. Before my son’s evaluation the teachers quickly came to the conclusion that he was “slow” and placed him in special help classes. He would have stayed in that environment if it were not for one teacher who was able to see a discrepancy in the prognosis. She suggested I request an evaluation where the results showed he was well above average in intelligence and that he may need to have his vision checked. That was the first step on the road to success. After it was determined my son had a binocular dysfunction the teachers were able to modify his schoolwork and have the understanding of how this student functions. This was as simple as allowing him the few extra moments while he became oriented on the page rather than reprimanding him for not paying attention.
I believe that vision therapy has been an invaluable educational process for my son. What I notice most is the stamina he now has when reading. Before when we read together I would notice that after only ten minutes his eyes were too fatigued to continue. He would skip over words and whole lines, transpose short words (was-saw) and become frustrated. Lately my delightful observation has been of him losing track of time because he’s so wrapped up in a good book.