Vision Therapy for Copying Off the Board

*Note: This photo is from pre-COVID. Patients must now be masked in the office at all times, while staff wear masks and face shields.

C came to us because she was having problems at school with copying off the board because she would lose her place when looking back at her page after looking at the board. She also had trouble reading where she lost her place often and skipped words, and sometimes read backwards. C also had a fear of walking across the soccer field at her school during recess because of the worry of being hit by a ball flying through the air, as she didn’t feel she could notice where they were.

After vision therapy, C and her mother saw improvements in her reading where she wasn’t losing her place anymore when she read and found copying off the board much easier. C’s grandmother also noticed that she read much better and easier. C was also pleased that she could now walk across the soccer field confidently without worrying about getting hit by a ball, by being aware of her peripheral vision and noticing everything around her. Congratulations C! We will miss you and your love of dance and your positive attitude every therapy session.

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Vision therapy may be the missing piece for reading
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Vision therapy may be the missing piece for reading

K came to us because he was having a lot of trouble with reading. He lost his place frequently and skipped words, and also had trouble copying from the board. He also said that the words were always moving on the page. K also had trouble with spelling and tended to reverse letters and mixed up his lefts and rights often. 

After vision therapy, K wasn’t losing his place nearly as much and felt reading was a lot easier for him. K’s teacher noticed significant improvements in his reading and he was much more confident and more willing to read out loud in front of the class. K’s mom also found his reading was much better and he even volunteered to read in front of the whole school during an assembly. K was also really excited to attend the book fair at his school so he could pick out some new books to read which made him and his mom happy that he found reading much easier and more enjoyable. K still needed lots of extra help at school, but vision therapy helped him improve faster and benefit more from tutoring (as he was previously in tutoring with little to no changes).

Congratulations K! We will miss you and your love of football and your dogs 🙂

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Vision therapy can help older kids (teens) and adults too!
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Vision therapy can help older kids (teens) and adults too!

M came to us because he was having troubles at school and was concerned as he was going to be starting high school soon. He lost his place often when he read and tended to skip words. He also found it difficult looking at a crowded page and pulling information from it and sometimes experienced dizziness.

After vision therapy, M reported that he wasn’t losing his place while reading and found it easier to focus when reading or doing other activities that required a lot of concentration. His mom also noticed that he stopped complaining of dizziness and that reading seemed much easier for him. She was surprised to notice that his testing times improved consistently!

Congratulations M! We will miss you and your love of basketball and the Raptors.

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Vision Therapy Helped With Headaches
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Vision Therapy Helped With Headaches

M came to us because she was experiencing frequent headaches and was having trouble reading. She tended to lose her place often while reading and when copying from the board, and tended to skip lines in music when playing violin. She also tended to lose her focus often during school.

After vision therapy, M wasn’t losing her focus and having blurry vision, and she also stopped having headaches from reading. M also noticed that she found reading much easier and wasn’t losing her place when reading or playing violin anymore. Her mom also noticed that she got better at writing straight across the page without guidelines.

Congratulations, M! We will miss you and your love of outdoor sports!

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Vision Therapy Success with Autism

F came to us because he was having problems with reading. He had trouble focusing and fixating on words when trying to read, and was often losing his place and skipping words when reading, and was behind in reading. When F started vision therapy, he didn’t enjoy reading. F was also diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. Sometimes he didn’t want to come to vision therapy, but it helped for him choose what activities we were going to do each session.

After vision therapy, F went up a grade level in reading, and was losing his place less, and if he did lose his place, he found it much quicker than he used to. F’s mom also said that he is now much more cooperative with reading, and enjoys reading non-fiction books. Congratulations F! We will miss you and your love for nature and insects.

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