So what does working with Jonah’s retained primitive reflexes have to do with his eyes? Nothing! But it has everything to do with him responding effectively to his vision therapy that requires vision and motor responses. Persistent “retained” primitive reflexes result in reflexive movements that interfere with a child’s progress in vision therapy visual-motor activities.
From Wow Vision Therapy "...our amblyopic patient working...a technique called "Monocular Prism Saccades". Her challenge is to see which way the target shifts when the prism is placed in front of her amblyopic right eye in different directions. Her ability to see & respond to smaller & smaller amounts of prism helps her developing visual brain learn how to see faster. This...strategy speeds up response time in therapy & provides better outcomes for the patient (shown in the latest…
Visual motor integration means the dominant sensory system, Vision, guides movt. This activity is Bi-Manual Circles. The fixation target is the “X”. While looking directly at the “X” our pt uses his “side-vision” to create bi-manual circles. The Awareness cue is the ability to see centrally & peripherally simultaneously. The Feedback cue is the quality of his circles made. Can you think of an example of a “Loading” element to add to the activity? (ie metronome, balance board, etc). ~Wow VT
On Christmas Eve last year, I received an intriguing facebook message from a pediatrician. She told me the story about how her son completed a vision therapy program one year ago. This is the second part of my interview with her. ~Dr. Wittman