At age 6.3 Hendrick was referred by his occupational therapist in South Bend, IN with a diagnosis of PDD NOS and high functioning autism. At his first examination with Dr. Fortenbacher, his mother reported that Hendrick would "melt down" when it came to reading and writing! His diagnosis was accommodative dysfunction, oculomotor dysfunction and delays in visual processing. In this video you will see Hendrick in action during vision therapy and hear his mother talk about his progress after only 21 sessions.
On Monday, November 12, 2012, Patricia Lemer, M.Ed will be in South Bend, Indiana lecturing on autism and vision and other related aspects. Her all-day PESI lecture is entitled: IN Vision Issues in Autism: More Than Meets the Eye Seminar. In addition, the Clinic Director from Wow Vision Therapy, Lindsey Stull, O.D., FCOVD will be attending and offering some examples of vision therapy activities.