Reading an eye chart mounted or projected on a wall is a standard part of every visit to the optometrist today, but it wasn't always that way. Centuries ago, practitioners struggled to measure vis ...View Article
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With Your Gifted Child Performing at Potential!
Special Needs of Gifted Students
At Cook Vision Therapy Center we consider it a privilege and delight to work with gifted students. Too often, gifted children with frustrating vision problems manage to get "good grades," but are often over-looked when it comes to the need for vision therapy. As parents, you should ask the question, "Is my gifted child performing at potential?"
Gifted children with eye-muscle coordination problems (see Convergence Insufficiency) compensate by learning to skim the material, leaving out or misreading words, but nevertheless using intelligence to make sense out of what they have read.
Many gifted children have average eye- hand coordination, which just is not good enough. If "your mind travels at a hundred miles per hour while your hands are lucky to make the speed limit," getting thoughts on the page is going to be a chore.
If your child is frustrated and not working to potential, a vision evaluation is in order, no matter how good your child's grades may be.
Internet Screening and Free Phone Consultation:
If your gifted child is working harder than someone that smart should have to work, fill out a Screening Form. Then call 770-419-0400 for a free phone consultation.