Another great article by Dr. Leonard J. Press for The VisionHelp Blog.

The VisionHelp Blog

In the prior blog I noted that “home therapy” is a bit of misnomer.  After all, the procedures we prescribe to be done out of the office are increasingly done at places other than home.  In some instances they are reinforced by professionals in school, such as OTs, PTs, or SLPs.  In other instances, particularly when a parent home schools a child, it is entirely appropriate to consider some of the procedures as home therapy.  The bottom line is that when we assign these procedures, it is vital to have the therapist ask the patient to demonstrate their ability with the activity or activities when they return to the office.  That way we can gauge how appropriately and how well the procedure has been internalized and applied.  It’s amazing sometimes to see what the patient’s interpretation of the procedure should be done, despite what we thought were clear-cut written directions…

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