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Watauga, TX, 76148

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Visual Therapy

Neel Vision Learning Center

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision is much more than seeing 20/20. Vision also includes a child’s focusing, their eye movements and how well their eyes work together.

When one of these areas is not functioning properly, this can cause learning difficulties as they are not using their eyes efficiently.

With visual training, we focus on working on training the eyes through eye tracking techniques as well as using mixed motor skill therapy. Research shows that there is a strong association between vision and motor skills. With this in mind, there are two goals:

  1. for the child to reach their highest potential in school
  2. for the child to reach their highest potential in sport-related activities since poor eye tracking can lead to poor performance in coordination

If we can help guide your child to success in these areas, the proof will be in not only their educational and sports performance but in their confidence as well.

What We Offer

At the Neel Vision Learning center, we focus on helping students achieve their maximum potential by identifying and training problem areas that inhibit their ability to read and learn. We specialize in the care of patients with binocular vision problems that require therapy Such as:

Testing, Evaluation, & Vision Therapy

  • Eye teaming/ tracking
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Learning difficulties

What child may benefit from Vision Therapy?

  1. Any child with a birth complication
  2. Children that had a low birthweight
  3. Children who have been to speech Therapy or were slow to learn speech
  4. Children of mother or fathers who had learning difficulties in school
  5. Children who are inattentive, hyperactive or impulsive
  6. Children who are considered “clumsy” or have poor motor coordination
  7. Children who have poor drawing or printing skills
  8. Children who had difficulty learning to tell time on an analog clock.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CHILDREN WHO CAN BE HELPED BY OUR CENTER?

  • Has slow and unsure reading skills
  • Makes errors from copy from board to paper
  • Uses finger to keep their place reading
  • Loses their reading place easily
  • Skips or adds words when reading
  • Says words “run together”
  • Has trouble writing in straight line
  • Spaces words irregularly
  • Reverses letters or words (b/d saw/was)
  • Has trouble recognizing the same word more than once
  • Mistakes words with same or similar beginnings
  • Has poor gross motor skills or seems “clumsy”
  • Has a decline in comprehension
  • Develops headaches when reading or close working
  • Misaligns digits in columns of numbers
  • Whispers to themselves while silent reading

Our belief is that all children can be helped. If you have a child that displays any of the symptoms in the enclosed brochure then please consider our practice.