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Visually related learning difficulties

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Enjoys Reading

Gabe 9 year old male

What  a difference a year has made!  What we have noticed is a huge difference in Gabe’s confidence and abilities.  It’s his inner strength that is showing through… we continue to see a love of reading and at parent teacher interviews, his teacher commented that she can’t seem to stop him from reading!  This from a child who wouldn’t read by choice previously.  He reads in the bathroom and at the dinner table.  We, too, need to remind him to leave books in the living room.  We thank you for everything you have done for him and us.  Like I said, what a difference a year has made.

 

Leanne 12 year old female

I really enjoy reading now.  I have noticed I visit the library more and my friends give me books to read now.  Since the start of eye therapy, I have read Chicken Soup for the Girls Soul, Twilight, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Ruby Holler and Princess Diaries.

 

Jenelle 10 year old girl

Dad caught Jenelle reading in bed one night when she wasn’t asked to read.

 

Brooke 10 year old female

Brooke’s reading has improved a lot.  She reads for fun (wants to read).  There are less reading mistakes and she realizes when she has made a mistake.  Her math has also improved.  Her ringette improved.  She went from goalie to defence to forward.  Once she was a forward she is starting scoring goals.  Her printing and spelling has improved also.

Stacey 12 year old female

My 12 year old daughter had always found school challenging so we came in to have her eyes tested by Dr. Neufeld.  The result was 9 months of required eye therapy.  We were hesitant if the cost would yield any results but we felt we owed it to her to at least try.

Background:
Our daughter has had standard eye exams and had perfect vision but she occasionally complained of headaches and had a lot of difficulty understanding anything that she read.  Her comprehension increased a bit when she read out loud to herself.  But, it was still weak at best.  Math was extremely difficult and frustrating.  School work in general was a struggle.  She seemed to have a hard time focusing on school work for extended periods of time.

Results:
We’ve completed 7 months of eye therapy so far and the results have been absolutely amazing.  I say “we” because it has taken dedication on the part of the entire family to prioritize the eye therapy over school work or any extra-curricular activity.  The novelty of doing the exercises has worn out but the results continue to motivate us.  My daughter and her teachers noticed a definite change almost immediately once she started wearing the eye glasses to decrease strain on her eyes.  School work became a lot less tiring and the occasional headaches disappeared.  School work has become easy.  Her grades have increased a minimum of a full grade.  She rarely needs help with her homework and she comprehends what she reads.  She now enjoys reading for the first time in her life and no longer has difficulty understanding math.  Her spelling has also really improved.  She used to have at least half of her written words spelled incorrectly and now just the occasional word is misspelled.  She started grade 7 this year and misses both a Math and an English class in order to go to her eye therapy sessions.  She hasn’t needed any remedial classes to keep caught up.  She’s able to focus on tasks for extended time periods and can sit down and spend one or more hours straight working on homework without difficulty.

Vivian 8 year old female

She's more interested in reading now and spends hours at a time reading on her own.

Jonah 7 year old male

We've noticed a few things over the last eight months. Jonah enjoys reading for longer periods. Not only does he like doing his reading homework, he also reads for FUN soemtimes. He doesn't miss or add words like he used to either.

Jesse 10 year old male

Jesse has had small improvements but a definite gradual incline for the better. He enjoys reading more now. (Diary of a Wimpy Kid at present). Jesse seems to be able to concentrate a little better. His baseball skills are much better.

William 7 year old male

There are very noticeable improvements in William's life. He now enjoys reading and is very confident with hiimself in school and many other aspects of his life. Sports and physical activities seem easier and less frustrating... we just received his final report card and huge improvements were made... where he was behind approximately 1 - 1.5 years he is now meeting expectations.

The medications that William was on, started to negatively affect his moods and behavior. One month after we began vision therapy, we decided to stop this medication and William's teacher noticed better behavior and continued advancements in curriculum.