Other therapists - what do they do?

What do vision therapists do?

Whereas optometrists check how well the eye sees, vision therapists check to see how well the child’s brain interprets what the eyes see. If help is needed, exercises (physical and/or computer) or glasses may be recommended.

What do occupational therapists do?

Occupational therapists may assist with improving coordination, low muscle tone, handwriting, overall physical function. Some occupational therapists have done further study and are able to assist children with inappropriate sensory modulation – they reduce over-reaction to touch, taste, smell, visual and hearing.

There is sometimes an overlap between the work of occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

What do remedial therapists do?

Remedial therapists detect and help children overcome specific learning difficulties.

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