The purpose of this website is to provide parents with fun eye exercises to enhance their children’s visual processing skills for better school performance and improved attention. If you know a child who struggles, the underlying cause may be vision–even if the child has 20/20 eyesight. Children also need to be able to track a line of print, coordinate they eyes for single vision, make fast focusing shifts, and accurately interpret what they see.
There are risk factors that we know can contribute to inadequate visual development in children, including inherited genetics, premature birth, alcohol or drug use during pregnancy, head trauma, high temperatures at a young age, environments lacking in visual stimulation, or too many passive activities during critical stages of development. The good news, however, is that because these visual skills are learned, they can be trained to work correctly.
How are parents to know if their children’s attention and/or school struggles are related to poor vision skills? One way to determine if vision is playing a significant role is to evaluate their symptoms. A simple assessment tool gives you a realistic measure of the chances that your child’s visual system is interfering with his/her ability to read, learn, and remain on task.Cole Grand Haan Női Grand Crosscourt Crosscourt 19695 Ii Fekete-fehér e22ab54
The purpose of these eye exercises is to enhance children’s visual skills for better school performance and sustained attention. The exercises on this site concentrate on developing good tracking, focusing, eye teaming, and perceptual skills to help your child have the visual tools he or she needs in today’s visually demanding world. Let’s get started!
Tracking is the ability to control our eye movements, or where we aim our eyes. This skill is critical for everything from sports to reading. Good tracking skills allow us to hit a baseball, follow a line of print without losing our place, or watch a floating bubble. In school, if a child cannot track from word to word smoothly and efficiently, reading and writing will be difficult.
Vision Perception is the ability to interpret, analyze, and give meaning to what we see. Perceptual skills help us to integrate visual information with previously stored data to form a stable, predictable, familiar world. Vision perception allows us to understand, not just see.
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The purpose of this website is to provide parents with fun eye exercises to enhance their children’s visual processing skills for better school performance and sustained attention. If you know a child who struggles, the underlying cause may be vision–even if the child has 20/20 eyesight. Visual processing skills like tracking, eye teaming, and visual perception are developmental skills that all children need in addition to seeing clearly. If these skills don’t develop normally, children can struggle with demanding visual tasks like reading. Each year as print gets smaller, school performance drops, and as visual fatigue sits in, children become easily frustrated and distracted. All too often, these children appear to have a learning disability or attention problems when the real culprit is poor visual processing skills. Glasses can’t help, but eye exercises can! This website will give you good information on vision-based learning problems, and we have even provided you with a great assessment tool to determine if your child is at risk. However, children do not have to have poor vision skills to benefit from these eye exercises. Even children with adequate visual processing can sharpen and improve the learning-related vision skills they already have!
Please Read: The exercises on this website are not vision therapy. Vision therapy is a medical treatment prescribed by developmental optometrists and involves a much wider scope of remediation procedures involving the use of lenses, prisms, filters, and special instruments to train the visual system to work efficiently. Decades of research support the effectiveness of vision therapy to remediate disorders in visual processing. The vision exercises on this website are designed for visual enhance- ment and are not a substitute for professional care. Like any exer- cise program, we encourage you to check with your eye doctor before beginning. These exercises can improve and sharpen visual skills important for reading, learning, and sustained attention. However, if your child has difficulty with these activities, it could indicate there is a more significant problem. Talk to your family eye doctor or contact a developmental optometrist for further evaluation. To locate a doctor in your area, contact the national certifying board for optometrists who specialize in vision therapy at covd.org. It should also be noted that these vision exercises are not meant for children with strabismus and/or amblyopia. If your child has either condition, do not begin even a simple eye exercise program without the advice of your eye doctor. Vision therapy is highly successful in treating both these conditions, but amblyopia and strabismus require strict supervision by a trained professional. Want to learn more about vision-based learning and attention problems?
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