|Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:15 AM|
One of the interventions that we use, called Bal-a-Vis-X, uses balls, sand bags, and balance boards to combine balance, auditory, and visual components to facilitate improved attention and focus as well as reading skills. The developers of this intervention had their students read prior to and following a session of exercises. They found that their students were consistently reading faster, and with improved accuracy and fluency following the Bal-a-Vis-X intervention than before intervention.
We did a simililar study with our FOCUS intervention that we introduced in December, 2015. We had our patients read a similar text before and after FOCUS intervention, which consisted of at least 15 minues of Bal-a-Vis-X exercises, and we found that ALL of our patients demonstrated improved reading abilities following the intervention! All but one child read more words with less errors, and the child who did not increase her speed of reading demonstrated improved fluency with reading after the intervention.