Visual Processing Disorder Test Brooklyn
Do some of these scenarios sound familiar to you? Does your child have difficulty paying attention to visual tasks? Are they easily distracted when too much visual information is presented to them? Do they bump into things? Do they misread letters, numbers, or words? Do they have problems when they read silently? Do they get restless while watching TV? These may all be signs of a Visual Processing Disorder. It can often be hard to recognize the signs of Visual Processing Disorder in your own child, but once you pay attention you’ll realize that there is an issue with how they are processing visual information. If these symptoms sound familiar then it is recommended that you take them for a visual processing and memory test to make sure of it.
It can be confusing as people often think that visual processing and memory is only related to eyesight, however it is not just about having 20/20 vision. Visual processing is about how our brains process the visual world around us and how we understand the information that is being taught. The visual world might include symbols, colors, pictures, distances, and so on. When our brains don’t process these things then we have a problem, it is called Visual Processing Disorder.
Researchers don’t know exactly what causes Visual Processing Disorder, but they do know that when the brain fails to accurately perceive and read visual cues sent by the eyes then there is a problem. Some research suggests that low birth weight or being born prematurely might be attributed to visual processing issues. It’s also possible that mild brain trauma might play a role, but not enough research has been carried out to support the theory.
Neurolinks, a nationally-acclaimed Physio-Neuro Therapy program with locations in Brooklyn and Lakewood, can help children with Visual Processing Disorder. Parents with children who suffer from Visual Processing Disorder are advised to come in for an evaluation to test whether their child will benefit from the program. “Majority of children that we test with Visual Processing Disorder are perfect candidates for the program,” says Yehudis Klein of Neurolinks Brooklyn. This is because the Neurolinks program focuses on developing those connections so that the brain can process information correctly, and improve visual memory. The Neurolinks’ program combines mental and physical exercised to strengthen the ten ways a child’s brain is processing the world around them. “Visual skills are important not just for reading but also when we read we put together words and phrases to conceptualize the meaning of the words. If we can easily visualize the step-by-step process as a math concept is being explained we will be able to understand what is being taught easily and recall the procedure when going and doing a math sum ourselves.”
“At our Brooklyn location, we have helped treat hundreds of children with Visual Processing Disorder,” says Yehudis Klein of Neurolinks Brooklyn. In 93 percent of cases, students do not require any additional therapists once they’ve completed the program. Neurolinks is conveniently located in Brooklyn and Lakewood, with trained professionals serving the whole tri-state area.