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“If your child is having difficulty moving their body, they ARE going to have difficulty in moving their eyes.”

Dr. Susan Daniel, neuro-developmental optometrist talk about vision and its role in learning and regulation for Autistic students and learners with Down Syndrome

Vision difficulties can impact a child’s regulation and behavior, leading to frustration and anxiety.

Dr. Daniel explains the various components of vision, including visual gathering skills, eye teaming, and visual processing.

Tune in to learn:

  • Why specialized vision exams are crucial for children with autism, Down syndrome, and other disabilities

  • How vision difficulties can impact a child’s regulation and behavior, leading to frustration and anxiety

  • The components of Vision

  • What you can do right now to support your child’s learning

00:00 The Impact of Vision on Regulation and Behavior

06:09 The Relationship Between Body Movement and Eye Movement

16:23 The Gap in Vision Evaluations for Children with Disabilities

34:46 The Importance of Access to Complex Information

45:21 Passion for Helping Children and Adults with Vision Impairments

Links mentioned in the podcast:

Find a developmental optometrist here:

– www.covd.org

– www.noravisionrehab.org

The reading app Dr. Daniel mentioned: www.bookshare.org

You can reach Dr. Daniel at susan.danieloptometry@gmail.com

 

 

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Disclaimer: The information in this Podcast is for educational purposes only. Vaishnavi Sarathy, Ph.D. is an educator, not a doctor, specifically not your child’s doctor. Please consult your physician before implementing any supplement or diet recommendations.