The Visual Perceptual Therapy

The new generation therapy of  neuro-cognitive therapy

The Visual Perceptual Therapy is ground-breaking because it takes us to the point that all of our performance arises from and allows us to correct problems at their source.

This results in the rapid and profound resolution of most neuro-cogntive issues.

While science and medicine have made some truly remarkable progress in treating the physical consequence of damage to the brain, the treatment of neuro-cognitive issues by the various therapies has hardly changed at all.

When I was a new graduate occupational therapist in the early 1990’s I was actively looking for ways to improve upon the neuro-cognitive performance of my clients, but this is not what I observe to be happening these days; with most of what is being done centring on the management of symptoms and the compensation for problems and nothing more. If you have a traumatic brain injury or have had a stroke, very little of therapy being provided actually addresses the core level of your neuro-cognitive performance; and, if you are a child who struggles in school, things are even worse with you likely to not be receiving any therapeutic treatment for the cause of your struggles at all.

The work I have done on the development of the Visual Perceptual Therapy is all based on outcomes. If a client is not progressing as expected, then I want to know why. This constant evaluation of the process and tasks used, along with the outcomes being attained, has resulted in a therapy that is adaptable and flexible and gets results. I often say that I don’t actually care what diagnosis a client has and this is because I am far more interested in what has gone wrong ie: where the breakdown in their performance is occuring, than I am in what someone else wants to label its superficial expression. When I know where that breakdown is occuring I can then provide the means of fixing it. Treating neuro-cogntive issues at this level produces some very profound results.

All of our performance arises from the exact same place and requires some core skills, abilities, and processes to be in place and working, or we will be struggling with some basic tasks in life. Those same core skills, abilities, and processes are also utilised within perception, just reciprocally – perception refers to information coming in and how we make sense of it and, performance refers to any action we generate within our body to act in and on the world. I use the infinity symbol to demonstrate this relationship.

Perception & performance

Perception will always preceded performance, simply because our actions are driven by our responses to what we are perceiving. Performance then changes what is being perceived and, while I tend to focus on visual perceptual performance, we also need to be cognisant of all other sensory information being perceived, because our experience of our world is the result of all sensory information, not just some.

The Visual Perceptual Therapy works with people who:
  • have suffered strokes and traumatic brain injuries
  • are said to have 'dementia,'
  • have undergone brain surgery
  • struggle with performing everyday tasks
  • struggle with literacy and numeracy
  • have sensory issues
  • have other neurological and cognitive based issues

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