In the midst of a busy schedule I had to sit down to share this amazing success story with all of you.
I recently saw Jenny for a final evaluation as she is getting ready to complete her Vision Therapy and Visual Learning program. She was smiling from ear to ear and very eager to tell me about all of her achievements. Her grades are improving, she is reading for fun, and she is enjoying math. This was not the case prior to Vision Therapy and Visual Learning. Her mother is thrilled that her daughter in on her way to becoming an academic star.
Especially since, just one year ago at the age of 11, Jenny was almost a non-reader. She had always struggled with school and her mother was forced to quit her job to home-school her. They thought that she would be successful if she was in a different learning environment. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case for Jenny. They finally came to me because of a referral from another home-school Mom whose child had achieved “miraculous” results through our program.
How was Jenny’s miracle accomplished in just one year? By fixing the root cause of her learning problems, rather than teaching compensations to work around them.
The root cause of most learning problems is the inability of the brain to give the correct information to the eye muscles. The accurate information is needed in order to have both eyes work together as a team, focus efficiently, and have proper tracking when performing visual tasks, regardless of their visual acuity. Many people have 20/20 eyesight, but still have a functional visual problem.
This leads to an inability to process information visually. This skill is how successful students perform most academic tasks. A Vision Therapy and Visual Learning program works with the three essential visual input functions (eye teaming, tracking, and focusing) as well as visual information processing and training the brain how to learn visually. This allows the child to be successful in the classroom without compensations, tutoring, or special academic instructions.
The best part is that Jenny’s story is not an isolated case. I get to hear stories like hers weekly from both in-office and Vision Therapy at Home clients, and I’ll never get tired of it. I know that I am very blessed to be doing this work.
I’ll let Jenny’s mom tell it for herself:
“Without Vision Therapy and Visual Learning, I don’t know if she would have been able to succeed in reading and math and catch up to her grade level. We are so thankful for all of the hard work everyone put in to helping our daughter!”
Do you have a Jenny in your life who has achieved “miraculous” results from a Vision Therapy and Visual Learning program? If so, please leave a comment on this post and tell me about it. I love hearing these stories!