How long will your vision therapy program take? Why does vision therapy take almost a year for the easiest cases? Because vision therapy requires many, many repetitions and practice in order to solidify the skills and change the brain’s neuro-synapses.
The most successful patients are those who WANT to get better, who practice religiously and work hard to achieve their goals. The ones who are being forced to do it, reluctantly go through the motions, and who fight their parents and therapist to do the exercises will get benefits from vision therapy but it will take much longer than the motivated patients.
What predicts success? Motivation, perseverance and grit.
According to the video below, grit is perseverance for long term goals. It starts with a growth mindset.
Growth mindset, according to Carol Dweck, is when people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.
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