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Subjects with velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) were assessed to determine whether the learning disabilities (LDs) characterizing the syndrome are compounded by visual function deficits, which would be predicted on the basis of the proposed embryonic derivation of the genetic anomaly.
Twelve subjects diagnosed with VCFS underwent a vision screening with emphasis on binocular function.
Subjects exhibited deficits in accommodation (N=5), convergence (N=7), fusional reserves (N=9), and stereopsis (N=10). Three patients were strabismic at near. No patient was in the clinically normal range for all tests of binocular function.
Individuals with VCFS have a chromosome 22 deficit thought to alter the migration of neural crest (NC) cells, which are the embryonic precursors of the autonomic innervation of the smooth muscle components of the eye and of cranial nerves III, IV, and VI. It was predicted that VCFS patients would demonstrate reduced accommodation and convergence flexibility, which would reduce visual comfort for near work. The pathological etiology of the visual anomalies suggests that if visual training is not successful, these patients should be provided with a suitable optical reading correction from an early age.
Vision therapy is well worth the response, time and effort. Our Son had a hard time focusing and writing neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time if previously took. His abilities to focus improved greatly and so did his handwriting.
Also, he was better at listening. As a parent, we wanted learning to be fun for our Son, and vision therapy made this possible.
Vision Therapy is well worth the expense, time and effort. Our son had a hard time focusing handwriting neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time it previously took his abilities to focus and improved greatly and so did his handwriting.
Also, he was better at listening. As a parent you wanted learning to be fun for our son and vision therapy made this possible.
Vision Therapy has given or son the tools he needs to be able to scan and read the written word more effectively and efficiently.
He love working with John and these working sessions give him the motivation to gladly work on his homework assignments.
It amazed us to see the difference in the tracking of his eyes and along a line of it's from the beginning to the end of the treatment.
Dr. McBryar , Kristen and John are all marvelous and we would recommend them to anyone I only wish that we would have found them sooner!
Prior to coming to the institute for vision development my son complained of daily headaches. Therapy has eliminated his headaches completely. I love knowing my son is able to learn pain-free for the rest of his life because of the work that has been done over just a few weeks in this office. He he absolutely loved coming that didn't even feel like going to a doctor or therapy. We are grateful for the relief he was able to find by coming here.
Seems much less frustrated with life
Reads non-stop and fast
Spelling abilities have been hugely improved
Seems much more confident
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