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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & Vision
Over 80% of what we learn comes through vision. Imagine a world that is visually unstable: words may blur, move, double at any given moment. Trying to eliminate all this confusion may make your eyes hurt or give you headaches. Succeeding only briefly would be very frustrating. “Why are things so hard for me?” your child may complain.
Conditions such as POOR Eye teaming, Eye Tracking and Eye focusing may really be the reason your child behaves the way they do.
Scientific research has shown that many ADD/ADHD symptoms (as used on the Conner’s Parent Survey to diagnose ADD) are the same symptoms used to diagnose patients with Convergence Insufficiency (CI). A NIH funded research study* showed that treating CI can lead to significant improvements in parents’ rating of their child’s attention on the Conner’s survey. In other words, when the visual world was no longer confusing, attention to that world improved. Learn more about CI, and other visual conditions such as poor Eye tracking and poor Visual Processing that could be contributing to or causing your child’s inattentiveness and frustration.
* Click here to read the NIH research study
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“I have seen so much growth in Kayla. She appears much less frustrated and seems more able to cope with frustrating situations. Last year she could not connect the dots to make a triangle to now being able to draw and microscope and it's parts from the board. She enjoys reading now and is doing adult connect the dot books. We used to spend hours on homework which was often not done correctly--to going to school all day and then math tutoring for an hour with no problems. She still struggles with reading and spelling, but on her last report card got all A's and 1B. She feels that the vision therapy has helped her be more successful in life (softball, school, etc). My personnel feeling is that Kayla's vision problems created a feeling of chaos or loss of control---she struggled with trying to control her life in a chaotic situation. Now she can make sense of the world visually, she is less angry, less stressed and feels more successful in life. Thank you for everything!”