Vision Therapy for Special Needs

Vision Therapy for Special Needs in Manhattan

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Vision Problems and Autism (ASD)

While autism and vision problems are separate medical issues, they are often comorbid and symptoms can overlap, which may make it harder to tell if a child has a vision issue along with autism. Vision therapy treatment for these vision issues will not correct autism, but alleviating these problems can help significantly.

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Vision Therapy for Autism (ASD)

Vision therapy is a great option for correcting vision issues which often occur in children with autism. Learn more about the link between vision and autism, and how vision therapy can help.

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Vision Therapy for Autism (ASD)
Vision Therapy for Down Syndrome

Vision Therapy for Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is another disability which people do not immediately link with vision problems. However, here, as well, vision issues can be impacting a child with down syndrome, exacerbating their other problems. Correcting these vision issues can significantly help improve their quality of life.

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Vision Therapy for Down Syndrome

Non-Verbal Learning Disorder

Non-verbal learning disorder, while not an officially diagnosed problem like autism, ADHD, or down syndrome, is a learning disability which is also often found alongside vision issues which can play a major role in the problems suffered by a child with this condition. 

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Summary

Vision problems are extremely common in children with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and non-verbal learning disorder.

In addition to helping people with learning-related vision issues, vision therapy can also help improve the quality of life for people who are neurodiverse. These include people with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and non-verbal learning disorder.

While these problems are not caused by vision issues, neurodiverse people often do have vision issues which, if corrected, can significantly improve their quality of life. As with many other vision issues in which certain skills are lacking, vision therapy is a great treatment option.

The resources below serve as a starting point for learning about these various issues, how vision problems tie into them, and how vision therapy can help.

Testimonials


  • At Amplify with Dr Wernick I was seeking help for seemingly intractable, probably age-related dryness. I've seen other doctors about it, and that has been helpful, but what he explained to me about it and the careful way he answered all my questions gave me so much more of a clear understanding of what is going on (and is not) that I am more able to implement all his and others' recommendations than I was before. And he gave me additional resources for further follow-up. I am most grateful.


    Cynthia Norton

  • Wow! This is a great Eye Care medical facility. I was thoroughly examined by Dr. Pinkhasov for over 2 hours. She made sure to check my eyes for pretty much everything and patiently explained proper care for my eyes. They definitely know how to provide great care and treat their patients right. Now I know why they have such a great reputation and been around for so long.


    Steve Fay

  • Dr. Kavner is a gifted diagnostician and orthoptic therapist. He treated me several decades ago for a condition similar to dyslexia. I was having migraines five times per week. I worked with him for about a year and I experienced tremendous improvement (down to 3-4 per year) that has lasted.


    Mary K.

  • Dr. Kavner recommended two types of eye therapy for my daughter. One of them using bio-feedback. In just three sessions she is seeing considerably better. She shouted this morning: Ooh my God! I could not see these letters with my glasses on, and now I can see them without my glasses. If you are willing and able to invest in improving your vision, this is a good place to go to!


    Peter G.

  • Dr. Kavner recommended two types of eye therapy for my daughter. One of them using bio-feedback. In just three sessions she is seeing considerably better. She shouted this morning: Ooh my God! I could not see these letters with my glasses on, and now I can see them without my glasses. If you are willing and able to invest in improving your vision, this is a good place to go to!


    Kinkie F.

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