Table of Contents

How Behavioral Optometry Can Unlock Your Child's Potential: Identifying and Overcoming Blocks to Concentration, Self-Esteem and School Success with Vision Therapy; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction: My Vision for This Book; Part I Understanding Vision in Children: Background and Basics; Chapter 1: Understanding the Effects of the "Failure Syndrome" in a Child; Chapter 2: Convergence What Is It and Why Is It Important?; Chapter 3: The Difference Between Good Eyesight and Functional Vision; Part II Overcoming Blocks and Unlocking Potential: What Is Vision Therapy and When Is It Needed?; Chapter 4: Vision Therapy: History and How It WorksChapter 5: How Vision Therapy Can Aid Learning; Chapter 6: Vision Therapy and Learning Disabilities; Chapter 7: The Role of the Behavioral Optometrist in the Child Study Team; Chapter 8: Vision Therapy and Occupational Therapy: A Co-joined Approach; Part III Specific Vision Problems and Behavioral Optometric Interventions; Chapter 9: Types of Lenses and How They Help; Chapter 10: Some Specific Vision Problems Nearsightedness, Strabismus, and Amblyopia; Epilogue: When I Was 12; A Sample Letter; Visual Function Self-test. Visual dysfunctions can limit children's concentration, self esteem and school success as they struggle to understand fundamentals such as colors, letters and how to judge distance. With the right help, these obstacles can be overcome, allowing children to reach their full potential and see the world clearly. This accessible book explores how visual problems develop and how they can be reversed through effective and efficient visual therapy. It breaks down myths surrounding visual dysfunction and explains in straightforward terms the various conditions that could be impacting a child's percept.