Learning difficulties are faced by many children, and these are generally built up over time.
When they are young, the start of learning difficulties could be a result that is in the middle or just under the middle of the class.
However, any difficulties a child has when they’re young will generally increase over time, becoming a bigger learning problem after Grade 3.
How Do Learning Problems Start?
If you have received a substandard school report about your child, then you may be wondering if your child is struggling to learn. Even if they are averaging the class, this doesn’t mean that their learning is operating to its potential.
Any measure of learning difficulties is going to depend on the statistical norm, but learning problems will vary from child to child. A very bright child who is only average in the school performance is underperforming, and over time could face more difficulties in learning.
Most parents have the ability to understand the potential that their child has, and of us often in a better position than teachers who are assessing children in relation to other children in the class.
From the perspective of a behavioural optometrist, learning requires a number of aspects involving visual system.
Firstly, the child must be able to concentrate properly. If they have trouble teaming their eyes together or sustaining their focus then concentration is going to be an issue.
Most often this particular aspect of vision is dealt with adequately using reading lenses or our enhanced reading lenses.
The second aspect of learning difficulties is far more difficult to deal with…
Visual Skills and Learning Difficulties
When we learn, all of us develop the skills necessary to do the tasks. These skills are not strictly I skills, but they do involve the I interacting with the brain.
Skills like eye movements, focus and eye teaming control, visualisation for spelling, left right awareness for reversals, coding, sequencing and hand eye coordination are some of the skills that are required to read, write and spell effectively.
Clearly using reading glasses is not going to help any of these skills. The only way we can enhance the skills is vision therapy, and my vision therapy specifically targeted to develop the visual skills that we need to learn.
Having developed my therapy over a number of years, and in several cultures, I have found it effective in developing the visual skills necessary for learning in almost every case.
As a behavioural optometrist, I use both lenses and vision therapy to improve children with learning difficulties, and we have outstanding success in this area.
Is there any magic? Not really, this is pure science applied not only in the form of glasses but also in the form of our vision therapy.
Using the therapy we can develop skills in much the same way that a child goes to football practice will become a better football. We can enhance skills because we practice them, and in my therapy is mostly the form of games stop so in the same way that should be a better guitarist if you go to guitar practice, or a better dancer if you go to dance lessons, so if you do vision therapy you will overcome learning difficulties.
If your child is struggling at school, then click this link because we have a free webinar that will enable you to examine vision therapy we offer a full you commit to it.
The bottom line is, it is better to do something than to sit around and do nothing but watching your child get further and further behind in school.
Using the right techniques, the right lenses and the right vision therapy, your child is not need to struggle with learning difficulties but can begin to make steps to overcoming them are reaching their full potential student.