Vision Learning Center™, Bellaire Family Eye Care and NeuroSensory Center of Bellaire, P.A.
Working collaboratively with Bellaire Family Eye Care and the NeuroSensory Center of Bellaire, P.A., the mission of the Vision Learning Center™ is to help individuals reach their full potential through vision, neurosensory and educational therapy services in a creative, positive and supportive environment and senses are working together to support motor, attention, and learning or cognitive skills.
Our goal is to use advanced technology as well as traditional evaluation methods to create a “sensory map” (unique to each individual) showing how his/her senses are working together with vision leading the way to support motor, attention, and learning or cognitive skills; then enhancing those areas that are not working or integrating efficiently.
Our treatment plans are based on the objective testing results and may include lenses, prisms, developmental guidelines, neuro-supplement support or neuro-visual therapy. We also actively refer to other professionals whose services will also be beneficial to achieve an individual’s overall potential in all areas of life – growth, school, work, sports and play.
Comprehensive Neuro-Visual Evaluation & Neurosensory Electro-Diagnostic Testing Evaluation Descriptions
Our doctors utilize advanced evaluation techniques which allows them to provide an extensive assessment of an individual’s neurosensory system and how well vision is functioning as the dominant sense. Standardized battery of tests as well as electro-diagnostic testing are used to assess the performance of the complex visual system that utilizes all areas of the brain to receive information from the outside world, process, store, and integrate it with our other senses so that we may understand and respond to what is seen, felt and heard.
An evaluation includes all or part of the following services:
INITIAL VISION EXAMINATION: An evaluation of external and internal eye health, color vision and visual field evaluation, refraction for optical prescription, and initial visual analysis of the functional visual abilities of oculomotor control (eye tracking), accommodative ability (focusing), binocular control (eye teaming ability) and stereopsis (binocular depth perception).
EXTENDED ANALYSIS/SENSORIMOTOR EVALUATION: Performance testing of the visual input skills including Visagraph testing (infrared measurement of eye movements when reading); primitive reflex testing as it relates to overall vision development and eye-hand motor testing.
NEURO-VISUAL TESTING: The purpose of this testing is to determine how the visual system processes information, how vision integrates with the other sense modalities, and to determine whether vision is supporting or interfering with performance to full potential. The testing battery may be scheduled on a different day than the intial evaluation. Some of the areas that may be evaluated include:
- Visual Perceptual Skills: The ability to visually discriminate differences and similarities among forms such as in different orientations, sizes, or if embedded within other forms.
- Visual Laterality and Directionality: The ability to correctly determine left from right and understand spatial directional properties of individuals, objects and language symbols.
- Visual Memory: The ability to remember the characteristics of a given form after a brief presentation.
- Visual Sequential Memory: The ability to remember for immediate recall a series of forms in their specific order of presentation.
- Visual Motor Integration: The ability to take in, analyze, and reproduce visual information using paper and pencil.
- Spatial and Phonological Awareness Skills – The ability to listen to and look at information analytically and to recognize that the words heard and spatial patterns seen are organized sensory elements that are represented in reading, spelling, writing and arithmetic. Developmentally, information is organized spatially before it is learned to be processed verbally.
- Silent Word Reading Fluency: The ability to recognize printed words accurately and efficiently.
- Word Reading Efficiency: The ability to recognize and pronounce printed words accurately and fluently.
SENSORY VIEW™ DIAGNOSTIC TESTING: Electro-diagnostic testing of Vision (our most dominant sense) and Ocular-Motor (eye motion) function; Vestibular (Balance) Performance and Inner Ear function; Proprioception (Sensation of the Muscular system and Balance Function; Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex function (stabilizes vision during movement) and Sensory Integration Function.
REPORT AND CONFERENCE: A comprehensive report will be prepared at the completion of the testing, and then an in-depth conference with the doctor will be scheduled to review the diagnostic findings, prognosis, therapeutic recommendations and to answer any questions and concerns you might have regarding the full evaluation.
Neuro-Visual Therapy Treatment Programs
Neuro-Visual Therapeutic (NVT) Programs are individually designed by the doctor to meet the needs of each patient. They are geared to provide the greatest benefit in the targeted areas of significant challenge for each individual.
A neuro-visual therapy session is one-on-one with a trained vision therapist or doctor. Each NVT Program consists of specific procedures, exercises, activities, perceptual and logic games arranged in such a way to increase the individual’s visual awareness, visual efficiency, visual processing, visual-auditory integration, visual memory and visually guided movement of the individual.
NVT Programs are designed to be fun, challenging and confidence building but ultimately designed to build new neuro-sensory pathways that allow visual skills to be used efficiently and automatically, as well as integrate with other senses with ease.