45 VISION THERAPY SKILLS & PURPOSES
The following skills can be trained with vision therapy.
Bilateral integration is the ability of your brain to coordinate and use both sides of your body together smoothly. It helps you do things like walk, run, and use both hands together for tasks like tying your shoes or catching a ball. Essentially, it's about good communication between your brain and both sides of your body.
Visual Spatial Orientation
Visual spatial orientation is the ability to understand and mentally manipulate the position and relationship of objects in space, like knowing where things are located and how they relate to each other in your surroundings. It helps you navigate, recognize patterns, and make sense of the physical world.
Visual-motor integration refers to the ability of our brain and muscles to work together, allowing us to use our eyes to guide our hands and body in performing tasks like writing, drawing, or catching a ball. It's essentially the coordination between what we see and how we physically respond to it.
Binocular Gross Motor Control
Binocular Gross Motor Control refers to the ability of both eyes to work together effectively in tasks that involve large, coordinated movements. It's like teamwork between your eyes when you do activities such as catching a ball or tracking an object's movement smoothly with both eyes without double vision or misalignment.
Biocular suppression is a phenomenon in vision where one eye's input is ignored or suppressed by the brain when both eyes are open, typically occurring when there is a significant difference in the quality of vision between the two eyes, such as in cases of amblyopia or strabismus.
Visual-auditory integration is the brain's ability to combine and make sense of information from both the eyes (visual) and ears (auditory) to create a cohesive understanding of the world, like recognizing that a honking car is approaching from behind by combining the sound with seeing it in your rearview mirror.