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Created On 5/16/07 11:36 PM
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frumsw
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I am looking for a good vision therapist for an 8 year boy with learning disabilities in the Central New Jersey area. We took him to a famous one in Hamilton and almost finished the 3 month regimen but gave up bec. the "schlep" was killing us. He still can't read decently and the psychologist recommended more vision therapy with another practitioner so we are trying to find a good one who will give a home program. Another idea was for a tutor who specializes in teaching reading with a phonics method for kids with vision issues. Any ideas anyone.


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I'm not from the East coast, but why don't you check out Dr mel Levine's website, www.allkindsofminds.org and find out if there is a contact number for them, and ask if they can recommend someone in your area.


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thats so funnny my brother is 8 with dislexia and he just stareted going to a vision therapist recently in either centraql or northern nj im not sure but its far from where i live but im not sure if he is good yet he only went to him once but iif your intrested let e no where exactly do you live? you dont have to say if you dont want to for security reasons
 
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5/17/07 10:41 PM
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I hope he's good bec. your parents are schlepping so far but we did the schlep to Hamilton, N.J. and are looking for a home program.


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5/17/07 10:51 PM
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Headsprout.com is not specifically for vision issues, but the letters are large, and fairly well illuminated. You can get 3 free episodes to try out, or you can get a 30 day money back guarantee. I use Headsprout with my students, and am now using it with my son. It is a web-based phonetic reading program that adjusts to the child's abilities.
Let me know if you would like more info.
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su7kids
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Vision therapy isn't always for someone who can't see the letters, its sometimes for kids who just can't process what they see correctly. They can have 20/20 vision, and still need therapy.


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avious101
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5/18/07 3:01 PM
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i no but his eyes dont work together so its even harder for him or somthing like that all i no is that hes going to vision therapy


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ok i found out the guys in orange or somthing like that i dont know i never knew they name places after fruit (or amybe its a vegitable) any way pm me for more info
 
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if you almost finished..it's such a shame not to finish! have you discussed this with the dr you were seeing? some are willing to do it on a bi-weekly basis if you are very good about doing the HW. and sometimes they'll work with you to do a lot of activites at home, such as getting a computer program that you can use in the house. i don't think u will find anyone very reputable who does it in ppl's houses. you can also ask who he recommends who is geographically closer to you.
however, if he has dyslexia....different therapy is appropriate for different kinds of dyslexia. if he had reversals and already did the vT for it but has another 1 or 2 forms of dyslexia, you can get help for that with an educational specialist/reading specialist. however, the dr you saw should give you info as to appropriate interventions, with specifics as to how to address it.
 
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