I had headaches, zoned out, and had bad peripheral vision, but after vision therapy all those problems were fixed.
Peyton began his journey at Snider’s when we were at our wits end. He was struggling academically, socially, and with focusing in school. We spent hours each night on homework with him not gaining much from it. In June 2015, we started sensory therapy. We then moved on to vision therapy and eventually 2 round of iLs. Peyton has had the most improvement in his reading and spelling abilities. He could barely read or spell when we started and now he is at least at a solid 4th grade level. He is focusing better and is more independent with daily tasks. He is also more mature in his interactions and seems to be more aware of appropriate behavior. Peyton also notices his surroundings more. Mrs. Rita and the entire staff have been such a blessing to all of us. They treat us as their own and have even offered their prayer in times of need.
Since coming to vision therapy, Jackson likes to read more!! He takes more ownership of his work and I have noticed (and so has he!) how much faster he is able to read and comprehend. He doesn’t lose his place when reading as much as he did in the past. In general, vision therapy has grown his confidence. Plus he thought vision therapy was lots of fun!
Lily did not have a complete field of vision. She used to run into furniture, people and would miss the soccer ball rolling right past her. She was a horribly picky eater and was super sensitive to loud noises. She was also beginning to have trouble with math (end of 2nd grade). Now she is improving in math, can see peripherally and is more open to trying foods. She is not nearly as sensitive to noises as she used to be. We were referred by an eye doctor because Lily would sometimes cross her eyes.
- When I started vision therapy it was really difficult for me to read a whole book (250 pg.) and now I’m able to read books of 250 pg.
- My visual field was smaller and now is much bigger.
- My handwriting has improved since then.
We were searching and praying for something that would help Jackson with many issues. Especially with explosive anger, self-control, and obedience. With so many peop0le telling us if was a heart/parenting issue, we doubted any other answer. Snider came highly recommended and gave us hope. We started ASAP.
The first obvious result came 6 days into sensory therapy. Jackson actually heard and responded to me when he was busy with something else! This has only increased! He can now focus for much longer periods of time. He used to constantly make vocal/physical (beating) noises. That has decreased dramatically! He obeys more in line with what I feel is typical 12 year old behavior. Rarely does he have explosive outburst about small inconsequential situations. We have a discipline plan in place and it works! He is so much happier and our house is much more peaceful. We are excited to see what this coming school year holds and how he responds academically.
We are so thankful to Kim in Huntsville and Lynne in Columbus. Jackson loved working with both of them so very much! And especially thankful for the Sniders. They have given us hope for Jackson’s future!