This section includes all
of the items contained in the Homework Binder that is given to each patient at their first vision therapy
session. We explain briefly the purpose of the binder and its contents at that point. We go into more detail
about the required homework at the second session. We find this works better once they have a weeks worth of
homework under their belt. Once they have attempted the homework, they can further understand any additional
1. VT is Learned
This sheet is briefly reviewed during the
first session when the therapist is going through the contents of the homework binder. The sheet is used to convey to the patient that vision is a learned skill that
can be improved with hard work and a positive attitude. It
initiates dialogue with the child about what they want to achieve from their vision therapy
program. The therapist uses this sheet to learn more about what
motivates the patient as well. We ask parents to review this
sheet with their child at home, and to create specific goals for their VT program, which will be discussed
more in depth with the therapist at the second session.
2. Homework Tips &
This information sheet outlines why
homework is important and the consequences of choosing to not do the homework. It also addresses why a positive attitude is vital in facilitating
change. It also outlines the importance of parental involvement in
homework but makes a clear distinction between involvement and overtaking the child’s program. The Homework
Tips sheet also contains a sample of good feedback and the type of things we are looking for each week on the
returned Home Therapy Report Sheet.
This lists the date, time, and therapist
for all of the scheduled or booked appointments for the entire program. This helps parents to keep track of the number of sessions completed and any
sessions they need to make up. We also outline any
Holiday closures that are scheduled during their regular day and time. This way the parent can effectively plan for
rescheduling or usage of their misses. If the patient permanently changes their timeslot, a new schedule is printed
at the time of the change.
This schedule further illustrates our
parent attendance policy. We require that a parent attend a therapy session at least once per month to ensure
proper communication. It is not essential that they attend the specific dates listed, but that they attend on a
This is the same sheet that was seen at the
Consultation and is the last page on the Program Guidelines. It is
presented again at the first session and is kept in the binder for quick reference.
5. Homework Achievement
This is used in conjunction with the weekly
homework sheets that are given by the therapist. At the beginning
of the session, the child takes out their completed homework sheet and the achievement tracking
sheet. They count the number of days that homework was done and
then hand that sheet to the therapist to review. The child than
places an equal amount of stickers on their tracking sheet. As the
program progresses, the tracking sheet provides the child and parent with a visual of how much homework is being
completed. It is also a fun part of the session that many children look forward to!
6. Home Therapy Report
We have found it extremely beneficial to
keep a couple extra Home Therapy Report Sheets in the back of the binder in case of a longer homework
period than 6 days. This way if a patient cancels an appointment, they have the sheets to continue providing
feedback for homework activities.