By Rita Elyanov, Optometrist and student of the Master in Clinical Optometry and Vision Therapy

Abstract

Standard binocular vision is contingent upon specific optical and orthoptic factors. The process of visual information assimilation consists of fixations and saccades, which are mediated by several brain functions. These include attention, oculomotor control, and various forms of memory—working, procedural, as well as motor and perceptual learning.

This thesis explores the impact of visual therapy on both orthoptic anomalies and cognitive processes in 558 children aged 6 to 15. The study underscores the integral role of normal binocular vision patterns in cognitive tasks such as reading, memory, and attention.

Through monitored eye movements, the research demonstrates how visual therapy not only corrects eye conditions such as amblyopia but also enhances various cognitive skills. These findings suggest that visual therapy engages multiple brain regions, leading to improvements in visual memory, visual discrimination, and visual span. Furthermore, it significantly boosts reading abilities, attentional control, and overall cognitive skills. To conclude, this research emphasizes the untapped potential of visual therapy as a multi-faceted tool for advancing both clinical orthoptics and neuroscience, thus offering a comprehensive approach to maximize learning outcomes.

Keywords: Visual Therapy, Cognition, Memory Therapy, Learning Disabilities, Orthoptics Therapy

Download the full Research Work: Elyanov, R. (2023). Developing of Cognition Skills in Children with learning disabilities by Visual Therapy. SAERA – School of Advanced Education, Research and Accreditation.

 

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