Jessica Lauver, Clinical Director of Vision Therapy : Jessica Lauver, Clinical Director of Vision Therapy
Jul 28, 2017 10:07AM
Jessica Lauver is a board-certified vision therapist from the College of Vision Development, where she completed 100 hours of neuro visual rehabilitation courses. At Advanced Vision Therapy, individualized therapy is provided to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), visual problems with reading and learning and misdiagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Working with Dr. Robert Lauver, who is dual board-certified in Developmental Optometry and Neuro Rehabilitation, and an on-site occupational therapist, the team is able to deliver state-of-the-art care in the treatment of vision, vision-related learning disabilities, Sports Vision Training and neurological vision rehabilitation after trauma or injury, while communicating, every step of the way, with patients and/or their parents.
ASD is characterized as a neurodevelopmental disorder that directly effects the neurological process of vision, the dominant sense. Treating visual delays can provide relief from such symptoms as toe walking/heel striking and staring at spinning objects. Vision therapy speeds up the progress of speech, occupational and physical therapies, helping with eye contact and motor development. Using neuroscience tests—like a Visual Evoked Potential to measure just how the brain is processing visual information—is especially helpful for nonverbal patients because the test does not require any verbal feedback.
“Our duty is to our patients, young and old, and our pledge is to always work hand in hand with a patient’s physician/therapy team to ensure the best possible outcome,” says Jessica.
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