Optical Prism July/Aug Issue Vol. 32 No. 3 - Page 42

Vision Therapy Keeps Kids On Track by Sarah McGoldrick A child’s challenging behaviour can often be difficult to understand, particularly when there doesn’t seem to be a reason behind it. Many children will act out in class, fidget or receive poor marks despite being otherwise excellent students. Sometimes this type of behaviour can be attributed to health issues such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But what parents, educators and even medical professionals can often miss is a simple eye condition that may be leaving children feeling frustrated. It can also lead to children being prescribed behaviour controlling medication they would otherwise not need. Dr. Angela Peddle of Vaughan Family Vision Care has been helping parents and children deal with vision problems through in-office vision care designed to get kids back on trackthrough Optometric Vision Therapy. Peddle said the