Below are just some of the therapies we engage our patients with at VT House.

Projected Racetrack

This allows observation/investigation of depth. When the patient moves in/out they explore changes of relative size. When the patient moves side to side they explore parallax movements in the picture.

Binocular Lens Reading

This activity helps the patient to better control their focussing system, enabling them to make rapid and efficient shifts in focus between near and far. The use of polarised sunglasses & strips gives the patient feedback of binocularity.

Ball Tapping

Helps develop the ability to track a moving object in space, to maintain concentration and increase hand-eye coordination skills. Also develops the ability to pay attention to large amounts of space. The ability to track properly, locate the exact position of something in space, and maintain concentration are very important in the reading process.

Binocular Lens Reading

Another important aspect of this activity is building awareness.  How the lenses change what the patient sees. For example, size, distance, feel and the appearance of the polarised lines.

Motor Equivalent

This activity helps the patient free up gross motor movements, expand & investigate spatial awareness and peripheral vision, while integrating vision and body awareness, achieving a higher level of bilaterality and binocularity.

Brock String zipping

Using the string gives the patient a ‘concrete’ way of bringing an awareness and feel of how both their eyes are moving through space. Done in a slow and smooth manner, allows for better control of their eye movements.

Brock String Bead Jumping

This aspect of the activity gives immediate feedback as to whether both eyes are turned on, pointed to the same place in space, and whether your perception of where a target is matches its real location.

Flashlight Pointing

This activity helps to expand the volume of space that the patient can deal with at one time. To reduce errors of omission and to further improve parallel processing (doing more than one thing at a time).