Vision & Learning
ADD and ADHD
A common term used for children who exhibit specific behaviours of impulsivity, hyperactivity, and distractibility is Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Undetected and untreated vision problems can elicit some of the very same signs and symptoms that are commonly attributed to ADD & ADHD. Due to these similarities, some children with vision problems are mislabelled as having ADD & ADHD.
Vision Therapy improves skills that allow a person to pay attention. These skill areas include visual tracking, fixation, focus change, binocular fusion and visualization. When all of these are well developed, children and adults can sustain attention, read and write without careless errors, give meaning to what they hear and see, and rely less on movement to stay alert.