Vision therapy at home is recognized as an extremely cost efficient way of helping a child with learning disabilities. It can train the kinds of visual skills a child needs to learn properly and may also help children who struggle to read, write and spell of their learning. Being home based creates a difficult scenario for the optometrist because they are not in control of the therapies directly, yet it gives convenience and ease for the parents and the child.
The Benefits of Vision Therapy at Home
Not every eye condition can be adequately treated by home vision therapy, because expertese and tools are often necessary to do the job. This is especially true of therapies which target huge visual problems like lazy eyes or turned eyes, especially if neurological problems are involved such as is often the case with eyes that turn inwards.
That being said, learning disabilities are simply and positively helped using a home based program of therapies. The advantages include…
It is Convenient: could be done at any time, without an appointment with an eye care professional. You can mix it with morning activities, homework or the assorted commitments children have.
No Travel Required: With vision therapy at home, there are not any appointments and no travel necessary to the doctor’s offices. It’s accomplished within the comfort of home, in an environment a child knows, loves and understands and this can help with the effectiveness of the therapy.
It’s Available Everywhere: Millions of people on the planet don’t live near a behavioural optometrist and as such don’t have any access to their services, including vision therapy. But home based therapies are available to parents anyplace on the earth, at any time. Go to the local optometrist to test the eyes and make sure they are healthy, then they’ll do our therapies at home.
It is Cost Effective: At a behavioural optometrist vision therapy may cost hundreds of dollars over a number of months, including the visits, the homework and assessments. is often a way more efficient product, so for the cost of six weeks in office therapy you are able to get an eight month program, for example.
It is Transferable: is applicable to many children who have learning disabilities, and as such could be transferred to different children as well. With our program, many parents have involved the siblings of the kid they’re focusing on and been able to see improvement in the learning skills of all children, all for the same price.
It is Fun! As a father or mother do you take pleasure in spending time together with your learning disabled child trying to do homework? Is it fun, or is it a battle, possiblly even all-out war! From your youngster’s point of view, you might be asking them to do something they hate and aren’t any good at, after already spending the entire day at school doing stuff they hate and aren’t any good at! Any wonder your child reacts with frustration and anger!
However, homework doesn’t have to be like that! Take the time to train the skills that children need to learn successfully and homework becomes simple and even satisfying! Helping them learn the skills needed may even change a child’s attitude to homework. They will also feel they can do the tasks, and feel good about themselves and what they’ll achieve.
Traditional home therapies are boring and lead to just about the identical response from kids that homework does! That’s why I have spent years designing and researching fun ideas and games that youngsters want to be a part of, but which successfully develop the skills they need to achieve at school.
The right kind of vision therapy at home could be the answer to the issues you face helping your child to learn reading, writing and spelling.