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Sawyer

Sawyer C

Name: Sawyer Calhoun
Age: 9
Date: 6/6/14

My Success Story

What changes have you noticed since beginning vision therapy? I have stopped seeing double.

Have all your goals been met? Yes

Please comment: I am much better at reading. I can line up my math better.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Comments: It has helped me read faster.

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Before therapy, Sawyer was not a very fluent reader. He had problems with skipping words and had trouble skipping lines as he read down the page. He also struggled with math problems that involved adding together several numbers in the thousands. His eyes could not keep the lines of numbers straight.

After Vision Therapy: Sawyer has become a more fluent reader and actually enjoys reading more. He no longer has to use a bookmark to avoid skipping lines. He also is able to add together several large numbers without having to use a card to keep the lines straight.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Name: Paul Calhoun
Date: 6/6/14


Sam

Sam M

Name: Sam Morrison
Age: 12
Date: 11/13/13

My Success Story

What changes have you noticed since beginning vision therapy? It’s been easier to read. It hasn’t been as hard to write neatly.

Have all your goals been met? Yes

Please comment: It has helped me.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Comments: It is worth it. It helps you read and write and will help you in sports.

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Sam had headaches and could only read/see things if they were positioned very closely to his eyes. He also had difficulty catching the football and playing other sports (he had a hard time seeing the ball). He’s always been an advanced reader and we never knew the physical toll it had on him.

After Vision Therapy: Within a few weeks of vision therapy, the headaches were gone and Sam’s eyes weren’t sore/tired after therapy treatments. He started being able to focus better and was more interested in sports than before.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Name: Susan Morrison
Date: 11/18/13


Winston

Winston B Name: Winston Baker
Age: 7
Date: 1/18/13

My Success Story

What changes have you noticed since beginning vision therapy? I can read faster. I am a better writer. I can see better.

Have all your goals been met? Yes

Please comment: I can read and write better.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Comments: I thought it really helped me so it will help others.

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: My son entered kindergarten at the age of four. He had scored above the 97th percentile in standardized tests and has a high IQ. Imagine my surprise when he transformed into star student in kindergarten to having marginal scores in writing and reading in first grade! He began hating school; homework was stressful. My intuition told me something was terribly wrong and I started searching for answers. Three optometrists confirmed my son had several profound deficiencies which interfered with his learning.

After Vision Therapy: Vision therapy with Dr. Gesford has helped my son improve his reading skills, achieve his AR goals and restore his confidence. Homework no longer takes hours to complete. Additionally, Dr. Gesford was very accommodating in tweaking assignments to intrinsically motivate my son’s participation in biweekly sessions. Her vision therapy assignments offered fun, transformative challenges.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Name: Debbie Baker
Date: 1/18/13


Sara

Name: Sara Plyler
Age: 12
Date: 8/11/16

My Success Story

What changes have you noticed since beginning vision therapy? I can spell and read better. I can write better.

Have all your goals been met? Yes

Please comment: Reading is smoother. I don’t skip words or lines. It is a lot better.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Comments: It is fun but you can still learn stuff.

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Sara has difficulty reading. She skips words and sometimes misses an entire line. She really dislikes reading and writing.

After Vision Therapy: Sara has started to be more proactive in trying to read things verses just asking someone else to read it for her. She has said she feels more confident in her reading and does feel the therapy has helped her.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Name: Dana Plyler
Date: 8/17/16


Will

Name: Will Collins
Age: 12
Date: 10/16/13

My Success Story

What changes have you noticed since beginning vision therapy? Things don’t switch. I am reading better and lots of other great things.

Have all your goals been met? Yes

Please comment: I’m not reversing letters any more and I am starting to read.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Comments: Because it has helped me so much!

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Will said that the letters and numbers moved and “jumped” around on the page. He wrote letters and numbers backwards. The worst part was when my child looked at me and said he was “stupid” because he couldn’t read and he knew he wasn’t like “other kids.” He had no confidence and would get angry when trying to do school work.

After Vision Therapy: My son came to me and told me things weren’t “jumping” around anymore. He reads letters and words out loud to me so proud he doesn’t mix the letters up. The best is he is excited about books and learning to read. E still has a few problems especially when he is tired or can’t concentrate. However the whole experience has changed for the better.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Name: Lone Collins
Date: 10/16/13


Riya

Name: Riya Graham
Age: 8
Date: 11/8/16

My Success Story

What changes have you noticed since beginning vision therapy? Things are not blurry any more and I can see farther.

Have all your goals been met? Yes

Please comment: I can see farther. If things get blurry I can fix it, and I can see the words on the board.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Comments: It’s fun, I’m always smiling at the end of therapy, and I can make friends, grown-ups, and kids.

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Before therapy, she complained of double vision. I noticed she could not see far away. She would misspell the spelling words in class. She could not see the clock in my car from her seat in the back. She would cover one eye when watching TV or always stand too close.

After Vision Therapy: After therapy, she started wearing glasses. She stopped covering her eye, was able to see the spelling words and the clock in my car. I noticed a difference within the first 2 months.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Name: Tara C.
Date: 11/8/16


Victoria

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Victoria’s left eye would turn out most of the time. Her handwriting was not too good and she had a hard time coloring within the lines.

After Vision Therapy: Her left eye looks straight ahead most of the time. I noticed her handwriting improved and she now colors neatly. She knows many sight words. Victoria’s kindergarten teacher said her glasses made a big difference in class.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Name: Craig Waters
Date: 7/9/13


Bryan

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Bryan had difficulty retaining information and he lacked vision in his left eye.

After Vision Therapy: Everything improved drastically with the therapy

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Name: Isabel Dowdy

Date: 1/5/17


Caden

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Caden was having extreme difficulty with written expression. His handwriting was very bad, spacing and capitalization were not very good. Also, he had a tendency to skip words sometimes while reading. Spelling words incorrectly were also a huge problem.

After Vision Therapy: His reading comprehension and speed have improved and his handwriting is better. He has learned better spacing of letters when composing sentences and punctuation is more clear. Spelling is a little better, but he still tries to spell everything exactly as it sounds. He is a much more proficient reader than before this process began.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Name: Rosan Sprinkles

Date: 2/21/13


Dakota

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: My daughter had a lot of trouble reading. The lines would jump around the page and she would see double. She also had very little understanding of what she read because of this.

After Vision Therapy: Although she still has some trouble with letters and numbers switching, the lines stay still and she is no longer seeing double. Her reading level came up almost two grade levels during the school year and she is understanding a lot more of what she reads.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Name: Barbara Landes

Date: 7/12/17


Henry

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Henry's vision was 20/80. He seemed to avoid playing sporting activities that required catching balls. He would Flinch when a ball would be thrown to him.

After Vision Therapy: Vision is 20/30! He is catching balls thrown to him in the pool one-handed. He seems more confident in participating in activities.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes

Name: Henry Mc Cormick

Date: 8/30/16


Isabel

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Isabelle struggled with several visual issues. Reading (especially out loud) was slow with several words out of order or skipped. Letter and number reversals were very common. Isabel had poor spacing between words when she was writing. She also had trouble with focus and was easily distracted, particularly because she was getting frustrated with her writing.

After Vision Therapy: Reading out loud is much better with fewer skipped words. Isabel has much better stamina when reading and has no trouble reading aloud for 20 minutes each night. Letter reversals are very rare and number reversals are fewer but not perfect (threes and fives in particular). Attention and focus are somewhat better but we're still struggling with focus and stamina during writing.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Depends on the situation.

Name: Dorothy Killeen

Date: 10/10/13


Abbygale

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Abigail had a right I turn out that was noticeable to almost anyone. It occurred more often when the sun was bright or if she was tired. We used to have to tell her to fix your eye which means she would blink and reset her eye.

After Vision Therapy: We never see her eye turn out at all. We are very happy with her progress.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes.

Name: Amanda King

Date: 4/4/17


Maddox

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Maddox did not want to read. Reading was very hard for him. His reading at school wasn't very good.

After Vision Therapy: Maddox now likes to read and he understands better what he reads. His reading level at school has improved very much and so has his grades. Even today at the park he stopped to read the name on the trees and what kind they were. We are very happy and proud of him.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes.

Name: Ernie D. Crawford

Date: 8/24/16


Riya

My Child’s Success Story!

Before Vision Therapy: Before vision therapy, Riya complained of double vision. I noticed she could not see far away. Also had a lot of misspellings in class. She could not see the clock in my car from her seat in the back. She would cover one eye when watching TV or always stand too close.

After Vision Therapy: After therapy, she started wearing glasses. She stopped covering her eye and was able to see and spell words better and she was able to see the clock in my car. I noticed a difference within the first two months.

Would you recommend vision therapy to others? Yes.

Name: Tara C.

Date: 1/8/16


 

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