Concussion Patient Video Testimonial
Joe, a seven year old boy from placentia was diagnosed with ADD and substantial learning disability. His motor skills were of age 4 and he had difficulty staying focused and had a severe learning disability. Joe went through our 37 session VT program and improved his reading ability by over 2 grades. He developed confidence and went on to be a better performer. As his school teacher puts it as " Most improved class perforamce" that she has ever seen.
My son Tommy aged 9 had difficult time staying focused. He would easily get distracted and getting normal chores done was a challenge. I have seen very significant changes in him during and after the therapy. He is calmer and his work habits have changed dramatically. Where it used to take him as much as 3 hours to finish 45 minutes worth of homework, he now completes it in about an hour. He also seems much happier with himself and less frustrated.
The staff is kind, caring, and extremely dedicated. My husband and I are so glad we begin this treatment for our son. To see his progress and success is such a reward
My 12 year old son's pediatrician recommended me to see Dr. Sharieff about my son’s lack of concentration and vision problem. At that time our son was receiving other therapies to help him deal with autism, including speech therapy and several medications.
Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke
I am 33 years old, and was in a coma for week last year after falling asleep behind the wheel of my car. 6 months after the accident many of my physical injuries had healed, but I still had severe double vision, which I thought might be permanent.
Dr. Sharieff prescribed me a pair of prism glasses so I didn’t have to wear my eye patch anymore, and I began attending vision therapy sessions once a week. The therapy was actually kind of fun, and they even taught me how to do home exercises.
My vision has recovered so much that I don’t even need to wear my glasses anymore. Without double vision life is so much easier, and even started working again – thanks
O.C. Vision Therapy Center !
Larry Reyes , 38.
On November 3 2008 my life changed dramatically, I had a stroke. I had 3 clots in my blood affecting my right side. My vision was also affected; it was blurry and my left peripheral vision in both eyes was gone. I was at Hoag Hospital for a week, and during this time my speech sounded horrible. I was slurring so badly that I sounded drunk, and I couldn’t even walk or write my name.
Then I went to Health South Tustin Rehab where I began specific rehabilitation. I attended speech, physical, and occupational therapy. In speech therapy I started out with basic tongue movements to better my speech. In physical therapy I learned to walk again, and in occupational therapy I worked on my right side. I remember using my right hand to place small pegs in a board that stood upright. I lived there for two weeks while my strength slowly recovered. I missed sleeping in my own bed, but I was so tired by the end of the day I was happy to have any bed.
After Health South I continued therapy on an outpatient bases through Hoag Hospital .
I felt tired much of the time, but I was slowly regaining my strength (and I was happy to be sleeping in my own bed). One of the first things to recover seemed to be my balance. I scored “normal” on their balance machine and was released from physical therapy after about a month and a half. I also worked a lot on fine motor skills in occupational therapy, such as picking up coins with my right hand.
My speech and writing needed a lot more work (I could barely write my name). My girlfriend Jodie encouraged me to write an article from a magazine everyday. I stuck with it and steadily saw improvement. In speech therapy I would both read articles out loud and talk on the phone to practice speaking clearly. One exercise I remember involved recalling details. I would listen to the therapist read a short paragraph, and then repeat back all the details I could remember. I was released from both speech and occupational therapy after about four months.
Although my speech and writing was improving, my vision was not. I then began attending vision therapy twice a week. At vision therapy I was introduced to Nova Vision, a computer program I could work on daily at home. The program prints out progress reports so I am able to track the improvement I have been making in my peripheral vision blind spots.
After four months I participated in the Sensory Learning program. The O.C. Vision Therapy Center is the only location in Orange County that has the equipment needed for the program. Before the 30-day program was over I immediately noticed some improvements. My speech became clearer, I could meet someone for the first time and they couldn’t even tell I had a stroke.
I also further enhanced my performance on the Vision Center is balance board. In this exercise you wear yoked prism glasses, walk on a balance board at a pace specified by metronome beeps, while reading the letters or numbers printed on a swinging ball. After accomplishing that it was hard to believe I couldn’t even walk less than a year ago. It has now been ten months since my stroke and I’m still improving. I’m driving again (part time) and continue to feel more confident. I’m making plans to start back to work soon as well.