Many children with binocular problems (problems coordinating the use of both eyes together) are constantly shifting postures (squirming in their seats, etc.) in hope of either (1) reducing tension in the body coming from excess effort going into trying to keep the eyes working together or (2) hoping (subconsciously of course), to find a posture that physically blocks one of the eyes thereby greatly reducing the amount of effort needed to work.
As the child’s binocular problems are addressed the need to keep changing postures or to block an eye is reduced or eliminated. Thus, the range of postures assumed and the frequency of changes of posture are both reduced without directly attempting to work on posture. These changes are often noted to occur in the same time frame as the fixation and tracking changes.
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