Is your bright student struggling to perform? 

Are they struggling with:

Phonic screening

Sats

GCSE

A levels 

etc.......

Are they easily distracted?

Do they have problems concentrating?

Do you often find them daydreaming?

Are they Under Achieving?
Does your student...

  • struggle to pay attention in class?

  • present as verbally bright but struggle to read and write?

  • know the answer but fail to express it?

  • struggle to see the white board?

  • struggle to sit still?

  • consistently call out?

  • fail to look and listen at the same time?

  • avoid reading out aloud?

  • struggle to read their own writing?

  • struggle to spell?

  • have low self esteem?

  • struggle with maths?

  • get angry and frustrated?

  • develop avoidance strategies?

  • need access arrangements?​

  • complain of headaches?

  • struggle to listen or pay attention?

  • fail to recognise the same word in the next sentence?

DO THEY .....

 

  • have a sense of space?

  • mirror write?

  • spell phonetically?

  • use capital letters within a word?

  • confuse b’s and d’s, ps and q’s?

  • reverse numbers?

  • are they clumsy?​

  • struggle with hand eye co ordination ?

  • struggle with light sensitivity?

  • excessive rub eyes and blink?

  • do overlays help?

Services
Coloured overlays and coloured glasses

Coloured overlays & glasses

We look at offering different wavelengths of light (colour) and how this can transform a performance.

Anti- stress 
lenses

Anti stress lenses

Weak positive powered lenses not only magnify the text and reduce overcrowding, but also sets the image further away thus reducing the overall energy needed to read. This can enable better processing of visual information.

Bi-Nasal 
occlusion

Bi-Nasal occlusion

This is a narrow strip placed on each lens which tends to reduce any conflict between the two eyes. It works well for travel sickness and migraines.

BiFocals
if required

Bifocals if required

A lens with 2 parts – one for far away and the other for close work

Vision 
Therapy

Vision Therapy

A series of exercises to encourage all the separate skills needed for navigation of the world around us and efficient reading.

Literacy skills for
reading and writing
Literacy skills for reading and writing

How to study – font types, layout, understanding texts

Numeracy Skills

Numeracy skills

The concept of quantity and numbers

Gross Motor
Gross Motor
Controlling arms and legs
Development for 
dyspraxia like tendencies 
Development for 
dyspraxia like tendencies 
Awareness of space and time. Balance and posture. Bilateral Integration
Spatial awareness
for sport
Spatial awareness for sport
Not ‘What is it?’ but ‘Where is it?’ and When is it?’
Supporting application for EHCP and access arrangements
Supporting application for EHCP and access arrangements
 
We will work alongside the school and write background report for the needs of the child.
Help with attention and concentration issues
Help with attention and concentration issues
Balancing central and peripheral vision. Coping with distractions. Loading an activity with other sensory inputs.

 

Does your student

struggle to read?

Reading Difficulties

The problem could be vision based

We have a special interest in this

Learning difficulties can be addressed. 

There is more to seeing than meets the eye. 

 

The skill sets needed to read and write can be resolved by simple exercises to change not only the balance of muscles in the eyes, but also the link between brain input and brain output. This improves learning.

 

This therefore results in a child not needing a label or diagnosis but instead very simply just progressing forward 

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Training Sessions

Ruth and her team are happy to offer training session for groups of teachers to demonstrate the visual demands of reading and how we address this.  Improving a student's reading ability is an interesting and rewarding challenge. 

The child who daydreams or loses concentration may have vision issues as they have to exert more mental energy and focus their mind and eyes to keep up.

 

Physical exhaustion can result and we aim to make vision an efficient and automatic system so that learning can take place more easily. 

Uncoordinated children may have dyspraxic tendencies and poor control over arms and legs. Eyes demand finer motor movements and require even more muscle control. 

Children may have Retained Primitive Reflexes which can hinder their progress.

 

Click here for further information on Retained Reflexes  see www.INPP.org.uk 

 

We work in co-ordinating the senses, particularly auditory, movement, speech and vision to create a free flowing machine of a brain ready to absorb, query and be a curious mind. 

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy is series of exercises for the eyes and brain. It is a highly effective non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities.

 

Many patients who have been told, "it's too late," or "you'll have to learn to live with it" have benefited from vision therapy.

 

Services

  • Coloured overlays

  • Precision tinted lenses

  • Anti stress lenses

  • Bi-Nasal occlusion

  • Bifocal lenses if required

  • Vision therapy 

  • Literacy skills for reading and writing 

  • Numeracy skills 

  • GCSE and A- Level Support 

  • Gross motor development for dyspraxia like tendencies 

  • Spatial awareness for sport and driving

  • Supporting application for EHCP and access arrangements (support in SATS and GCSE’s) 

  • Help with attention and concentration issues