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ADHD Treatment: How Vision Therapy Can Help

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan

ADHD is a growing concern among the population, and many parents feel helpless trying to figure out how to support their child with ADHD. Typically, treatments involve the use of medication, although some doctors might make other suggestions to manage the symptoms.

As a parent, it is important for you to understand that there are many treatment options available. Instead of assuming that medication is the only solution, you should consider other natural methods that can help your child reduce the symptoms of ADHD. Vision Therapy is a great solution, which is why we are working to spread the word and help parents know that there are treatments that work.

Neurological Rehabilitation for Children with ADHD

Vision Therapy is a system that corrects perceptual-cognitive or visual-motor deficiencies. These problems can contribute to the sensory overload that some children experience when they have ADHD. The goal of the therapy is to train the visual system to process sights and sounds correctly.

This therapy works with the eyes, body, and brain to rehabilitate the sensory functions. By teaching the eyes to receive information in an effective way, it helps the child to quickly comprehend each situation and have appropriate reactions to the environment.

What to Expect in a Vision Therapy Appointment

During a Vision Therapy session, the Vision Therapist will work with your child on eye movements, eye alignment, binocular vision, and focusing abilities. Tools such as optical devices and specialized computer systems can be useful to develop visual-motor skills and increase the endurance of these skills.

With regular practice, the child can acquire better visual skills and reinforce the lifestyle that will help to reduce the symptoms of ADHD. The results speak for themselves: many parents are very pleased with the child’s behavior after a series of vision therapy appointments.

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, then right now is a great time to talk with an experienced eye doctor about how Vision Therapy can help. Keep in mind that there aren’t many eye doctors in the area that offer these treatments. So, it is important that you choose an optical office that offers Vision Therapy.

We specialize in these services, and our team is there to help! Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more. Call our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.

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