I previously wrote a testimonial about our vision therapy. Our son Austin was part way through his therapy and I was amazed at the changes, now that he has graduated the changes have been even more amazing.
I just want to say again how much I appreciate all that Dr. McCrodan and his staff have done for Austin, they literally changed his life! When Austin started his therapy at the beginning of grade one, he couldn’t read and was miserable at school.
The Austin of today is a happy confident Grade 2 student. He is at reading level 18 (normal for grade 2 is 18-20), has aced every weekly spelling test since September. His hand writing has improved dramatically and at the parent/teacher interviews in November I was pleased to hear he is a hard-worker who applies himself and does not have any behavioural issues. Not to mention a bit of a math whiz.
This is a far cry from “we may have to test for ADD in the future” that we heard from educators in K and grade 1! If I had listened to that line of thinking Austin’s life would have continued to be difficult and a constant struggle.
Thankfully, we were fortunate enough to meet Dr. Cam, we owe him a lot and Austin adores him. Listen to your gut, don’t just believe what you are told about your child if it doesn’t feel right, advocate for your child and check out every possibility as you never know what you will find.
At school the students were asked to write about what they were most proud of, Austin’s response was “Graduating from vision therapy”!