Dyslexia is a mental disorder that affects vision and visual processing. It is estimated that Dyslexia affects up to 10% of the population. People with Dyslexia are of normal intelligence, but lack certain visual skills that usually show up first in reading difficulties.
The Qball is the best tool available to train vision and visual processing. It also trains the brain to process visual information quickly and enhances cross brain communication. All these areas are deficient in people with Dyslexia. This makes the Qball ideal for developing the skills Dyslexics need to overcome their deficiencies, and rewire the brain in a way consistent with normal brain functioning.
The Qball has a moderately erratic bounce which requires a person to watch and react to each and every bounce. The Qball moves in 3 dimensions, both depth of field and laterally. This movement exercises the physical movement of the eyes and retinal focus. The Qball also has numbers printed on each side to give a point of reference and focus. If a person can see and recognize the numbers as the Qball is bounced, then proper focus and visual processing is achieved.
The Qball is also used for working memory, math, speed and reaction exercises. By counting while bouncing, the Qball layers a thinking exercise on top of a physical tracking exercise. By going as fast as they can, a person maintains the challenge at the best of their ability, thereby keeping the brain fully engaged. By creating a consistent and repeated visual and mental challenge, the Qball automatically trains the brain to perform better in the areas most needed.
Dyslexia research shows that people with Dyslexia process visual information slower than others. It also shows that communication within the brain via white matter is also slower. Treatment has focused on skill training to overcome symptoms, including vision training. The challenge is to develop training exercises and games that strengthen eye movement and visual processing, while at the same time speeding up processing and cross brain communication.
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