Thanks to an alert OT Nathan’s Tracking Problem was found
Nathan was six years old when he started first grade. He didn’t know all of his letters and couldn’t read any words. Nathan had been in an all day preschool and kindergarten and practicing letters and sounds.
Improved Homework and Reading Skill
Since we have started vision therapy, the changes we have seen in Brandon over the past six months have been significant. The first thing we noticed was that he wasn’t complaining that he didn’t now how to do his homework. We think this is because he could finally understand how to follow the directions on each assignment.
Which Ball Do I Swing At?
In baseball I was seeing two balls. Then therapy started to make the two balls become one. Then it made it easier to do everything else!
Less Frustration and Better Self Esteem
Prior to vision therapy my son found his time in school to be extremely frustrating. When reading aloud he would skip right over so many little words that constructing meaning required rereading and slowed the whole process down considerably. In math his frustration continued because he would write a 2 when he meant a 5 or a 6 when he meant a 9. No matter how well he understood a concept, the reversals made assessing his knowledge difficult. His self-esteem began to suffer and he was beginning to mistrust his ability to learn.
Another Reading Success
Joe’s lack of desire to read, and his frustration with school work prompted us to search out help for him. Checking his eyes was a natural beginning. Fortunately through a series of eye appointments for family members we were directed to Dr. Doud. He confirmed that there were obstacles in Joe’s way to being a successful student.
Reading Improved / Better Self Esteem
My son’s self esteem about reading and writing was so low. He thought he was stupid because all the other kids his age were doing so much better in reading. We even held him back in the first grade, thinking that would help him.
School and Sports Success
During my time in eye therapy I have been comprehending a lot better in math and English, so I have been getting better grades. It really helped me when Mrs. Gusfa taught me how to use both of my eyes so I can see well.
To anyone considering Vision Therapy, Ryan’s vision therapy is one of the best investments into Ryan’s future that we have made. He was having such a difficult time in school, his grades were not good, especially in English and math.
Proud mother of Ryan Hill
Homework Easier, Less Impulsive, good MEAP scores
Dear Dr. Doud and Denise:
Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into helping Bryce through Vision Therapy. What a difference. I believe had we not found you, Bryce would have been headed for special Ed., his learning would have been so hampered by his reading ability, nothing would have mattered.
Lloyd and Kim
Another Reading Success
Jack was always a very bright little boy but was really struggling in all areas of reading. He also had a very difficult time staying on task with reading activities. We had tried everything we could think of to help him including hiring a tutor. Finally a visit to the eye doctor brought Jack’s tracking problem to out attention.
My Eyes Don’t Hurt Anymore
Vision Therapy helped me because my right eye was hurting very bad.
Confident and Happy Child Again
I have noticed a big improvement in Mary’s attitude towards school and trying new things. She seems more confident in herself and is a happier person now.
Words Don’t Disappear Anymore
I have a cool teacher. Her name is Lynn. Vision Therapy is fun and funner every time. I like to read. Vision Therapy helps me on seeing and reading.
Reading and Math
When we began to investigate how vision therapy could benefit Kendra, she was really struggling. Kendra was reading well below grade average and any academic task was difficult.
More Visually Aware of Surroundings
I saw very early in the therapy, that her peripheral vision improved after just a few exercises. It was pretty easy to see how she retrained herself to use the “soft focus” and it made a big improvement in many things. She used to dread reading & often lost her place in the text. Her fingers were always needed to keep her place. The Heart Chart really helped. Her comprehension has really picked up also.
School and Sports Easier
Vision Therapy is awesome! It made a huge difference! School used to be hard for me, and sports. In sports I used to see two balls while batting, and my coach was starting to get mad at me.
Mom’s Opinion – A New Confidence
WOW!… What a difference! Vision Therapy has made some amazing differences in Lauren’s life. Lauren has always done well in school, but she definitely had to work much harder than most children her age to acquire good grades. Lauren managed to get 4 A’s and 2 A+s on her first report card in 6th grade (Middle School) after completing vision therapy. The best part is she received these grades and did not have to struggle. She no longer complains about headaches and she has learned to enjoy reading!
Before beginning eye Therapy, our school situation was a disaster. My son didn’t want to go to school, complaining of stomach aches. While at school, Blake used the pencil sharpener and bathroom to avoid work. At the end of first grade, he could identify only half of the alphabet, knew a hand full of words and his handwriting was illegible.
Homework struggles gone
We are very pleased with the improvements Will has made as a result of vision therapy. He used to be discouraged with school and playing sports. He used to fall off his stool all the time, just out of the blue. But the worst was the daily fight and struggle to get his homework done.
Nancy La Marra
Vision Therapy has changed our home school environment. Mitchell was so frustrated and angry before vision therapy we had more discipline problems than ever before. Now he’s a different kid! He doesn’t complain and avoid school work; he’s all around a more fulfilled, happier child! He expresses himself appropriately and understands his responsibilities.
Double vision gone and reading better
Vision Therapy is really awesome. I learned to comprehend better. I was really thrilled when I made the honor roll. I’m glad that I am not seeing double letters.
When I started eye therapy I wasn’t a very good reader. Now I’m reading 5th grade books, and I’m more interested in books. My favorite part about eye therapy is seeing Mrs. Lynn. I am getting better at soccer and I’m more focused in the game. And that is my success story.
It is hard to put into words how thankful we are for the vision therapy that Cody has received. After numerous doctor visits, discussions with preschool teachers, eye specialists, and occupational therapist with no solutions to be found; we were very frustrated.
The Kalota Family
Reading much better
Through Vision Therapy I’ve noticed my daughter gain more confidence in herself and her abilities. Her reading has improved ten fold and through constant corrections we’re able to isolate the true problem. I am very pleased with her results and even though she’s not 100% it is huge progress in the right direction.
Homework struggles gone and sports improvement
I can’t say enough about Vision Therapy. When Eddie started therapy, he was struggling through 3rd grade. It took us over 2 hours to do ½ hour of homework. He also had a hard time playing sports. I can go on and on.
The first four or five weeks I had a room partner and his name is Devin and he is a lot of fun. He has a hat that had a dog on it and floppy ears.
I had a great time with Lisa. She was a fun teacher. I met a friend named Eddie he was really fun. I like Denise and Dr. Doud. I like the appointments.
She is now in the process of being great
I think vision therapy helps me and others to focus on what they are doing, and to stay on progress of being great. I experienced that with Lisa and trust me, it helped. I think that we all need to be better at something. I’m better at golf than most things. So can you.
From shy to confident, no double vision, head turn gone
We knew out son was having vision problems but we had no idea the severity of it until we witnessed the struggles he had with the exercises. It was heart wrenching!
Holli & Ron Crum
Mrs. Denise Rocks! (so do you Preston!)
When I started vision therapy I saw 2 of everything unless I turned my head to the side. It was hard to play sports because I always was 2 balls at a time instead of 1. It was even hard to run because I had to turn my head to see. Reading was so hard!
“Best VT Teacher”
I recommend Vision Therapy to anyone. I have improved greatly. Before I was having a hard time and now it is much easier for me. My vision therapy teacher Mrs. Denise she would help me while playing games with me. She really helped me a lot. She is a great teacher. I recommend her to everybody else. She is the best VT teacher alive.
Reading improved, sports improved, double vision gone
Jack was reading at a 1.8 level in the beginning of therapy, at the end he is at a 4.2. He has had much improvement, happier with having less problems at school, less worried about tests, plays soccer better, hits a ball better, and no double vision when he’s up close.
Homework Stress Relieved
My daughter has made dramatic improvements in regards to her school work. Prior to Vision Therapy, she seldom had any of her homework completed at school. Everyday after school I would have to sit with her and we would “do her homework together.”
Tracking Problem Leads to Frustration
It started around 3rd grade, when my daughter’s teacher asked my husband and I to consider holding her back another year, that she was “too immature” and wasn’t grasping 3rd grade completely. We were absolutely shocked, she was primarily an A and B student and there were no complaints all year except that she was a “little too social”.
At first I saw things double, like when I played softball, I would see two balls when I went up to hit. I could still hit the ball, but I was confused. Reading was more difficult too, because I was seeing words double and they would be fuzzy most of the time.
Jonathan is tracking a lot better. He is able to pay attention more. I would say before starting a child in school, have there eyes checked by Dr. Doud.
September 8, 2004