Program Structure

Just like building a house, our Vision Therapy program starts with a solid foundation and builds from there.

Our proven Vision Therapy program features five phases. Each new phase builds on previous phases.  This structure helps patients make consistent, authentic progress.

This isn’t about checking boxes or a quick, bandage-style fix. This is about building a better life, for life.

We’ve included more information about each phase below.  But don’t worry – you don’t have to make sense of all of this now. It’s our job to help make this as simple as possible, every step of the way.

Phase 1

Foundational Skills

Phase 1 includes activities that will begin to lay the foundation for an efficient visual system.  These activities work on basic visual skills that are important for learning – skills like eye movements (tracking), focusing, and gross motor. 

All activities are designed to reinforce and eventually establish new visual skills to make reading, writing, and eye-hand coordination easier.

Phase 2

Visual Input Skills

When senses become automatically integrated, it takes less effort to develop skills like copying from the board, reading, and writing.  Phase 2 includes multitasking activities which help integrate the senses.  These activities allow us to develop more complex skills which can be applied to everyday life. 

This Phase also includes activities that work on fine-motor skills for effective and proper pencil grip.

Phase 3

Eye Teaming & Spatial Perception

You want your eyes to be great teammates.  Phase 3 includes activities that work on eye teaming (binocular vision) skills, laterality, and spatial perception.  Activities that reinforce using our eyes together as a team in a more precise way will maximize visual and overall performance. 

When the eyes fixate, move, align, and focus together, our spatial world opens up. This Phase begins to integrate computer activities via the VisionBuilder computer program.

Phase 4

Visual Processing Skills

Phase 4 includes activities that continue to enhance visual efficiency and visual processing, as we embed the skills learned in previous phases.  In this phase, we practice and reinforce visual information processing skills used in practical, every day experiences. 

This Phase focuses on Visual Discrimination, Visualization, and Visual Memory skill development.  These skills are important for reading fluency, writing, spelling, and daily living.

Phase 5

Visual Learning

Phase 5 includes activities that give participants new strategies for learning in a more visual way.  When you aren’t able to learn visually, your brain resorts to other, less efficient senses (think: auditory and tactile). Reading, spelling and math facts are all examples of skills that require visual memory.

Phase 5 focuses on visualizing for reading and math strategies, visual perceptual games and activities, and expressive & receptive language concepts.

Ready to get started?

Now that you know more about how the program works and what you will be working on, let’s get into the details of everything you get with the program.