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Vision Therapy for Special Needs

  • How do vision problems impact daily life for children with special needs?
  • Do children with special needs require special eye exams?
  • Can children with Autism benefit from vision therapy?
  • Do children with Down Syndrome have specific eye care needs?

  • Vision and Special Needs

    If you are a parent of a special needs child, then by now you have realized that nothing fully prepares you for this unique journey. Public school data in the USA now shows that up to 14 percent of all public school students ages 3 to 21 receive special education services.
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  • Vision and Autism

    Visual problems can have a large impact on the life of a child with austism (ASD). Vision problems are common in children with ASD, but unfortunately these often go undiagnosed.
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  • Vision and Down Syndrome 

    The frequency of Down Syndrome (DS) is approximately 1 in every 800 births, with an increased frequency among older mothers. With the specialized improvements in the quality of eye care individuals with DS can live a more productive, longer life. Individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) are at a higher risk for a range of vision conditions that may affect the development of their visual skills.
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  • Fragile X Syndrome

    Over half of the Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) population suffer from visual problems - most commonly eye turns, lazy eye and poor eye muscle control. FXS is the second most common chromosomal-based developmental condition after Down Syndrome and is estimated to occur in over 1 in 10,000 children.
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  • Vision and Gifted Learning Difficulty

    Have you been told your child has Gifted Learning Difficulty (GLD)? GLD can be a mystery— how can a child be gifted intellectually, yet still experience learning difficulties? The answer often lies in the diagnosis of a vision problem, most commonly caused by poor visual skills.
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  • Vision and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD)

    Guide to Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD). NVLD can significantly impact a child's life, however many eye doctors can provide the solution you have looking for.
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  • Vision and Sensory Processing Disorder 

    Have you been told your child has a sensory processing disorder (SPD)? Sensory processing disorders (SPD) can be life-changing, but many eye doctors can now offer you a range of options to best manage your child and allow them to maximize their engagement with the world.
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