OUR READING PROGRAMS
GROUP ONE LESSONS 1-20
These lessons are a specialized program designed to complement the first month of vision therapy. It develops a basic process that allows internalization of abstract form. Perception integration techniques are implemented from an auditory visual, visual auditory perspective. Accurate decoding is a focus. This program is designed for non-readers.
GROUP TWO LESSONS 1-20
Designed to complement the first month of vision therapy. Appropriate for children who have failed Grade 1 and have some rudimentary reading skills.
GROUP THREE LESSONS 1-20
Designed to complement the first month of vision therapy. Appropriate for children who have reached mid-grade one competency (may have school placement grades 2-3)
GROUP ONE, TWO, THREE LESSONS 20-40
These programs are modified from Lessons 1-20 to facilitate emerging convergence accommodation skills. Techniques that prevent seclude progression difficulties are implemented. Some fluency training is in this block.
GROUP ONE, TWO, THREE LESSONS 40-60
These reading programs are designed to promote reading fluency and comprehension. Several techniques are used to put saccades to work (reading). Activities include the integration of visual auditory, rhythm, syntax, emotional expressive, and meaning. This unit has a spelling unit.
GROUP FOUR LESSONS
This group of lessons is designed to help students decode consonant-vowel vowel-consonant blends, vowel-consonant consonant-vowel blends, and compound words. It expands the student’s ability to decode larger complex words. It may be used at the end of Group 3 lessons 40-60. Stories are more informational in terms of detail.
Children must be 5 1/2 before admittance to this program. A modified symbol reading program that implements animal sounds, objects, etc. appropriate to kindergarten age group. The content includes using eyes in order to perceive. It progresses from firm recognition of letter sounds to some blending to pre-primer reading.
GROUP FIVE LESSONS 1-20
This specialized integration program is designed to complement Lessons 1-20 in Vision therapy, and puts vision to work. Its focus is on accurate decoding. It remediates the process that prevents fluent reading. Activities include the integration of vision, auditory, expression, meaning, the beginnings of fluency. Appropriate for students who decode at a Grade 4 level, but may have placement at the grade 5 or 6 level.
GROUP FIVE LESSONS 20-40
This program advances the use of convergence, accommodation and saccades as it enhances the second month of vision therapy. Techniques are implemented that prevent saccade regression while reading. Fluency training is included in this section.
GROUP FIVE LESSONS 40-60
This program is designed to enhance fluency and comprehension as it complements the third section of vision therapy. Several techniques are used to promote saccade functions in reading. This unit has a spelling section.
PATTERN RETRIEVAL READING
This specialized program remediates the inability to transfer pattern from the auditory to visual systems. Although not common, it is present in 1 of 10 students that we work with. Students who cannot interpret consonant blends may have this disability and this program is crucial to their success.
INITIAL VISION PROGRAM
This program is a prerequisite to the basic Bonding vision program. It is designed to enhance slow pursuits so they are functional enough to begin the basic space awareness. Very young children are most often placed in the program, 5-7 year olds. Five % of older age groups use it as well according to diagnosis.
BASIC VANTAGE VISION PROGRAM LESSONS 1-20
This section of the vision program builds basic vision integration skills. Its focus is slow pursuits, convergence, accommodation. It is administered with the 1-20 reading programs. The target is convergence, divergence, and conjugate eye movements, automatization of vision system. This program is basic to all age groups.
VISION LESSONS 20-40
This program is designed to complement reading groups 20-40. It continues with slow pursuits, both binocular and monocular. It usually completes convergence training and moves on to train stereopsis and saccades. All VANTAGE age groups undertake this program.
VISION LESSONS 40-60
This section trains binocular skills in diverse and varied exercises. Its emphasis is on saccade proficiency and an option is difficult near-far vision training. It is used with some speed reading techniques in reading programs 40-60.
WRITING AND PRINTING PROGRAMS
HAND STRENGTH AND AGILITY PROGRAM
This program establishes muscle strength and balance in the separate system that ultimately will allow fingers, thumb and wrist to synchronize action. For those who need it, finger agnosia stimulation is added.
Hand agility activities are closely aligned to those of the hand Strength program. Precision flexion, extension, abduction and adduction are trained to perform and accelerate. Activities in this program target fluent writing.
PRINTING PRIMARY 1 AND 2
Recognition and replication of basic form is the major component of this program. Designed to accompany the reading programs, these activities target fluency and automatization of printing.
BASIC FLOWING FORM GROUP 3
This program is designed to build basic flowing form inherent in the writing process. It combines joint pressure, kinesthetic strategies, and signs and sounds to automatize the form.
AUTOMATIZED FLOWING FORM
A must for those with poor motor planning. The focus here is on letter combinations. It trains the flow from one letter to another. It also trains the eye to `see quickly’, the hand to `write quickly’ in one, two, and three word groups.
This program is designed for those with poor ability to position their bodies in terms of space. Poor proprioception and depth perception does not allow them to move through space with confidence. The program builds space awareness and combines it with spatial concepts on paper.