Dr. Len Press, optometric colleague, just published an article about the unique learning styles of gifted children. He concludes, “Ultimately, it is our responsibility to be sure that the creative gifts that children have in visual thinking and visualization are not sacrificed in acquiring other visual readiness skills for reading. The challenge is to make children like Brigid feel secure in developing better visual tools for reading, and give her enough guidance and reinforcement to use those tools in her academic environment”.
For more than 30 years, hundreds of gifted children with visual problems have been successfully treated with vision therapy at my practice, Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center PC. These students often thrive after removing blocks and frustrations with learning.