- When your child has issues with vision, they can't compare.
- If your child's not looking over here, well, they're not going to roll over.
- But with the baby, this is why they move so much, because everything has to counter.
When your child has vision issues, they come in two forms.
One can be structure, meaning I need glasses being the most obvious.
I might have an eye that turns in.
So like my right eye right now is coming in.
So I have an alignment issue, and I also could have damage, damage either into the eye, the nerve, or the brain.
So that's the structure, the body structure.
But now I can also have what I call functional movement or movement with vision and function.
Meaning, if I can't turn my head like this, well I'm not going to be able to look to the side; what we call is peripheral vision.
And if I can't, if I'm not stable enough to look up, what you see is back arching, really is your child trying to look up, balance to a point. And they won't be able to look up. Why?
Because they can't do this and look up.
They have to look up because the eyes aren't going past the horizon, which again, is that structure or is it function?
A baby or child or a toddler is not going to do anything, especially with vision, that is difficult or hurts them.
That is the same vocabulary.
So in other words, if you wake up in the morning and you've got a bad shoulder.
You've slept wrong.
We've all done it.
We still have to take care of our house.
We have to go to work.
We have to do all these things.
We can't just call in sick every time.
It's like, “oh I can't drive a car 'cause I can't move my head this way.”
But a child is different.
In a sense, they're more intelligent than we are.
They're not going to go beyond that.
And also, where they're not going to go beyond is when they can't compare.
That's when learning actually happens.
So at first your baby is just experiencing the world.
The toddler, you know, electrical socket is just as much fun as a ball, right?
We are the ones that say no, it's not a good idea, and we start giving that back.
But real learning comes by comparison; meaning, I can't say that I don't like broccoli until maybe I've compared it to chocolate, let's say and that being vast, but that's where the comparisons come into play.
When your child has issues with vision, they can't compare.
So in other words, I might not be able to see you.
I can get a shape of you, or I can see your outline so I have directionality, let's say, but that doesn't mean I can see you, or especially those details of you.
Those are the things you want to look at with your child, and if you're not sure, and especially if you're a child has any concerns for delays, please work with an ophthalmologist.
First of all, because you want to understand the structure.
The structure of the eye, the brain that even the jaw could affect the vision.
You know that the Flathead can affect the structure of your vision.
OK, and now that flat heads are getting more and more of an occurrence; they can come into play.
Not all the time, but just as much as a torticollis can come into play, possibly with your child's vision.
When you start saying, oh, they prefer only look to the right.
They're not getting any kind of visual movements, orr bodily movements to the other side.
And though you might think, “oh, you know it doesn't matter. You're only three months old. They can wait till rolling over.”
But a lot of these developments comes into play while with their vision.
If your child's not looking over here, well, they're not going to roll over and even in this way, it will be very difficult to roll over because the head is too low.
Their vision is too low.
All right, all the milestones come into play using vision.
It's “oh, I see something. Wow,” I've come up to sitting, let's say, and that's how vision comes into play.
I can't stress enough, how much vision can come into play with your child's future.
Every movement within the filament of the eyes goes through the fine motor skills within the spine; because everything in the body has to counter.
So if I look up right, I have to counter part of my body.
Now you and I we can just look up; that counter is very subtle because we're adults.
But with the baby, this is why they move so much because everything has to counter and it seems like much more movement and dramatic in a sense.
You can really see it.
One of the things I've been studying again is space travel and the astronauts to everything that I'm telling you.
They have no peripheral vision.
They really have difficulties with their vision and their vision breaks down quite quickly in outer space.
So when you're working with your child, you're going to want to make sure that they're successful their vision in the right eye as well as the left eye; with the eyes working together, and then the eyes working in coordination with the body.
At a young age, the eyes should not be separate from the body.
Everything that the head does, the eyes do.
Around 10 1/2 months to a year, you'll start to see that separation of the eyes with the body, and that's where you're going on from that.
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I'm doing free video reviews.
I review people who have concerns for whatever level of their child's care.
I offer my advice because I look at the whole picture, division in the body, and how it moves together.
So again, if I have bad balance, and I'm over here, trying to balance myself, I can't see you.
And it doesn't mean that my eyes can't see you, but it's the body within the eyes can't see you.
And a child will protect the balance, they don't want to fall.
They're not going to put themselves in its position to fall to see.
Imagine yourself on a ladder, right now.
And if I were shaking it, and I was asking you to learn Russian, you would lose just your brain.
You can't do both. Do the balance will come first. You'll say let me get down off the ladder.
But still, you can't do those things when your body is compromised.
When your child is developing and especially developing with a false positive because they think they see you.
Which again this is convergence, and I'm looking at you.
But now imagine that I'm doing this.
Again, you can see my eyes going a little bit cross.
I can't see you in that way or if my eyes start to separate.
So what you're seeing is my eyes going straight.
The jaw tends to drop.
You see that a lot with quote “autism” where it's not being checked where it is actually a vision issue.
Now to understand more of this, I do have a great free course called Vision an your child.
Remember the best gift you could give your child is movement and that's what movement lesson offers.
See you later thanks.