If you're looking for a good summer read, here's a book full of tips you can use to help your child become a better student this fall. The book's title says it all: Visual Secrets for School Success: Read Faster, Write Better, Master Math and Spelling. To solve the nightly homework struggles of her children, developmental optometrist Dr. Brenda Montecalvo decided to use her knowledge as a Vision Therapy specialist to find a solution. The results were highly successful kids - and now a book that's available to help other parents have similar success.
Before reading this book think about this: society places a premium on efficient vision. Schools and most occupations require increasing amounts of printed and computer information to be handled accurately and in shorter periods of time. Vision is also a major factor in sports, crafts, and other pastimes. The efficiency of our visual system influences how we collect and process information. Repetitive demands on the visual system tend to create problems in susceptible individuals. Inefficient vision may cause an individual to slow down, be less accurate, experience excessive fatigue, or make errors. When these types of signs and symptoms appear, the individual’s conscious attention to the visual process is required. This, in turn, may interfere with speed, accuracy, and comprehension of visual tasks, and academic success can be impacted. Many of these visual dysfunctions are effectively treated with vision therapy. Please call and speak to one of our staff for more information and to schedule a Vision Therapy Evaluation with Dr. Vincent!