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Lou
01-10-2011, 12:43 PM
Last night my ds told me that after he reads them, the words on the page jumble and merge, so if he needs to reread something, he has to go back to the beginning of the page. :unsure: Has anyone heard of this? Why would the words move after he reads them and not before? How can I help him?

KathleenM
01-10-2011, 01:52 PM
This is the sign of a visual processing problem. Get him in for a full vision evaluation from a Developmental Optometrist. This site (http://pavevision.org/) will help you to find this kind of specialist. Your son may need vision therapy. It is not cheap, nor is it easy, but the results are amazing. My son has visual processing issues and dyslexia, and a year of vision therapy has made a big difference.

ETA: :group:

Linda
01-10-2011, 02:25 PM
I agree w/ Kathleen. I'd have him evaluated by a developmental optometrist.

I'm moving this over to the SN's boards so it doesn't scroll so quickly and others with kids w/ similar issues can post. :)

Julie in AZ
01-10-2011, 11:42 PM
:yes: A developmental optometrist.

My ds needed vision therapy. We were able to completely fix all his problems with home therapy using Dianne's Crafts Brain Integration Therapy Manual. We initially thought we'd try it first then hope some of it worked to bring down the $4000 therapy price tag. ;)

When my ds was retested by another developmental optometrist after home therapy, the optometrist said he never would have known my ds had problems if I hadn't told him. :hcry:

laurie in ok
01-13-2011, 10:51 PM
Yep - go see a developmental optometrist.

Julie sent me her stuff she used and it helped us tremendously as well.

rachelmn
01-13-2011, 11:15 PM
Yep, get him checked!:) When I read the lines jump up and down a lot so I have a prism in my lens to help out. I can't read without them anymore they help so much!

Lou
01-21-2011, 09:34 AM
Thank you all so much! :kiss: Do most insurances cover this? He is due for an eye checkup, so I will find out if we can consider this his annual check up and the insurance will pay for all or part of it. I really hope so!

tracy
02-23-2011, 11:03 PM
Lou~

Here's a link. www.irlen.com

My eldest dd experienced jumping words, moving words, skipping letters. She went through Vision Therapy. It helped a little in retraining her brain and to over compensate but it did not correct and stop the text from dancing. Every year my dd would have her eyes examined by the best Opthamologist. Every year we heard "no need for corrective lenses"

My dd danced for 11 years, was part of the elite team, helped teach but stopped dancing before going on pointe......we could not figure out why she was "off". Then she rode horses. Trained. Competed in Barrel Racing. Again her trainer would come to me saying something is "off".

THEN we found Helen Irlen. My dd now wears tinted lenses. The text has stopped dancing. We also found it has dramatically made a difference in her academics and coordination.

During the diagnosis it was revealed that my dd has no depth perception :eek: BINGO! The tinted lenses have made a huge difference in her life.

My 11 ds has also been diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome. He just received his new tinted lenses today. He and hubby were in Long Beach for the day. My hubby is so glad he went with him. He said it brought tears to his eyes to hear how much his son has had to over compensate in academics, sports(football & wrestling) and in everyday activities. He is more severe than dd. My ds is so excited over his new glasses. And like his siblings, he has had yearly eye exams with a leading Opthamologist and does not need corrective lenses.

Your beloved may have the same thing my 2 children have. :cool:

Robin in Colorado
02-23-2011, 11:08 PM
Lou, if you're near the Denver area, there are two very good developmental optomotrists - one in Parker-Aurora and one in the Littleton-Lone Tree area.

E-mail me (my pm box is probably full) if you want the info.

Also, there are some other local suggestions I can make for you.

ps My mom used to be a certified Irlen therapist, and it does work.

tracy
02-24-2011, 02:24 AM
Robin~
That is so cool that your mom is a trained Irlen therapist. Helen Irlen is one of the nicest, kindest ladies.

Rachel Jane
02-24-2011, 07:25 AM
Tracy, what color does your dd use for lack of depth perception?

Robin in Colorado
02-24-2011, 09:27 AM
Tracy, I never met her. My mom was probably an early trainee. She got her training either when I was still in high school (sometime around 1980) or after I moved here (21 years ago), I can't remember which. I just know it was either right before or right after I was in college.

By the time we could have used the help with my dc, it had been so long since mom and her friend Gail had taken the training (both were ps teachers and used it there), they had forgotten how! :lol:

tracy
02-24-2011, 09:45 PM
Rachel~
My dd's tints is a combo: light grey with light blue

You didn't ask, but I will offer that my ds's tints is a combo: grey, blue, yellow

LeanneNZ
02-24-2011, 11:47 PM
Lou~

Here's a link. www.irlen.com

My eldest dd experienced jumping words, moving words, skipping letters. She went through Vision Therapy. It helped a little in retraining her brain and to over compensate but it did not correct and stop the text from dancing. Every year my dd would have her eyes examined by the best Opthamologist. Every year we heard "no need for corrective lenses"

My dd danced for 11 years, was part of the elite team, helped teach but stopped dancing before going on pointe......we could not figure out why she was "off". Then she rode horses. Trained. Competed in Barrel Racing. Again her trainer would come to me saying something is "off".

THEN we found Helen Irlen. My dd now wears tinted lenses. The text has stopped dancing. We also found it has dramatically made a difference in her academics and coordination.

During the diagnosis it was revealed that my dd has no depth perception :eek: BINGO! The tinted lenses have made a huge difference in her life.

My 11 ds has also been diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome. He just received his new tinted lenses today. He and hubby were in Long Beach for the day. My hubby is so glad he went with him. He said it brought tears to his eyes to hear how much his son has had to over compensate in academics, sports(football & wrestling) and in everyday activities. He is more severe than dd. My ds is so excited over his new glasses. And like his siblings, he has had yearly eye exams with a leading Opthamologist and does not need corrective lenses.

Your beloved may have the same thing my 2 children have. :cool:

I second Irlen lenses - try & find someone who does this - best thing we have found!
Leanne:clap:

Rachel Jane
02-25-2011, 03:08 AM
Thanks Tracy. I have no depth perception which was quite a confusion for a long time. As a dancer, it was obvious that I wasn't clumsy, but I would do things like hit my teeth on the water fountain or miss the last step on stairs. When polarized sunglasses came out, I was suddenly able to see individual leaves, stairs and such. I wear them year round. I was curious if it was the color as well as the polarization since i have a better effect from the red hues than the grays, but perhaps that just may be these particular lenses.

tracy
02-26-2011, 11:43 AM
Thanks Tracy. I have no depth perception which was quite a confusion for a long time. As a dancer, it was obvious that I wasn't clumsy, but I would do things like hit my teeth on the water fountain or miss the last step on stairs. When polarized sunglasses came out, I was suddenly able to see individual leaves, stairs and such. I wear them year round. I was curious if it was the color as well as the polarization since i have a better effect from the red hues than the grays, but perhaps that just may be these particular lenses.

Rachel~
Hmmmm. I don't have a good answer. I have a girl friend who also says she has no depth perception and she wears sunglasses all the time. I ought to ask her if her's are polarized. I can't remember her brand of sunglasses. It could be those Maui Jim's (is it Jim or Joe). Her lenses are deep black.......like most San Diegans wear because of the intense sunshine with little to no tree shade.

I do know at the Irlen institute when both my kiddos were being evaluated for their own unique tint colour and or combo colour, they tried the UV overlay and that made them feel queasy. So both kiddos do not have UV on their lenses.

Off topic: thank you for the drape recommendation months back. I ordered from Plow and Hearth and we all love our new drapes. They are perfect. I ordered the print: Jacobean. :thumb:

Rachel Jane
02-26-2011, 03:59 PM
:clap: Glad you like the curtains. We have been very happy with ours.