The benefits of visual training for children go well beyond the initial benefits of helping children develop reading and writing skills. It improves visual discrimination, allowing children to discern things like letter size, capital versus lower cases letters, words, and sequence.
About the Ann Arbor Visual Training Program and Its Benefits
The Ann Arbor Visual Training Program offers a vision therapy treatment program that helps to correct vision problems that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. It is a supervised process that is designed around each, individual participant to correct both visual-motor and perceptual-cognitive deficiencies.
It helps children develop a few essential skills through repetition and the use of various therapeutic tools like optical devices, specialized computers, prisms, filters, and therapeutic lenses.
The exercises help a variety of children, including those who have certain conditions, such as
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Binocular vision
- Brain injuries
- Convergence insufficiencies
- Depth perception issues
- Developmental delays
- Other special needs
The therapies themselves help children develop better control over the following:
- Eye alignment
- Eye tracking
- Eye focusing
- Eye movements
- Visual processing
These are all essential skills that help children relate better to the world around them. We use our eyes for so many things we don’t even realize. From being able to walk through a room without bumping into walls or trip over objects on the floor to reading fantastic stories.
Visual therapy helps train children to see letters and words in the proper order, so they can put them together in the right sequence to read words and sentences. It helps them recognize where objects are in relationship to each other and it helps to prevent confusion that occurs as a result of visual reversals or rotations.
Working with a pediatric occupational therapist can help you get more mileage from your child’s efforts to improve visual tracking and so much more.