Teaching An Old Brain New Tricks

Check out Neuroplasticity: Teaching An Old Brain New Tricks by Dominick M. Maino, O.D., M.Ed. Research shows that adults do, in fact, exhibit neuroplasticity. You can use this innate ability to treat a variety of visual system disorders. Goal Statement: Because an adult brain can change, end organs, such as the eye, can be cortically […]

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COVD Tour de Optometry Visits – 12/09

I was honored to visit two truly dynamic optometry schools as part of the COVD (College of Optometrists in Vision Development) Tour of Optometry. Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) – Fullerton, CA I had the opportunity to meet with most of the pediatric/vision therapy faculty during my visit to Southern California College of Optometry […]

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Godiva returns

In a Nov 2009 blog entry (archived), I shared the beautiful story of our Godiva visit in Manhatten near Rockefeller Center.  I was just back to NYC again for a family wedding.  Jerry, my brother, and I visited the Godiva store again and saw Jolanda, our favorite Godiva salesperson.  She recognized us, hugged and gave us a […]

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Near vision problems impacts school performance-New survey

Researchers at Western U. of Health Scienes, the Jules Stein Eye Institute, and Southerna CA College of Optomrety have evaluated the “Conlon Survey” to identify students with near work vision or focusing problems.  These near vision problems negatively affect academic/school performance.  Read their article: http://www.covd.org/Portals/0/40-4Article2.pdf

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Vision therapy helps children with math problems!

There’s a great new article by Dr. Sidney Groffman, Professor Emeritus at SUNY College of Optometry in the Dec. 2009 Optometry and Vision Development Journal.  Dr. Groffman states, “The incidence of individuals  with a mathematics learning disability is between 6-7% of the population.”   Dr. Groffman reviews a particular ability called subitizing, which is a precusor of math skills.  Dr. […]

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Tattered Bookstore Signing – A Great Success!

Frigid Colorado temperatures did not keep an enthusiastic group from attending the Tattered Cover Bookstore event.  I had the opportunity to give a presentation on the importance of vision and vision therapy in creating successful students and confident kids.  Following the presentation, there was a booksigning for my new book, See It. Say It. Do It! Family, friends, colleagues, mentors, […]

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The Godiva Gift

Here is a beautiful note from Sariel, my brother-in-law, recalling a touching situation we experienced together in NYC. We were walking through NYC,  my sister-in- law Lynn,  my life partner Jerry and myself,  when we  saw a Godiva store… So we decided to go in .  “Maybe we can get a chocolate there??? Laughingly, I asked the lady […]

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A Visionary Weekend- Don't Miss This Opportunity

Two days to Re-center and Refocus – An Introduction to the RIMTM Method See the RIM where Body meets Mind Heart meets Head And improvement easily happens Discover how the RIM Method effectively dissolves internal blocks allowing greater success, fulfillment and peace of mind Learn how to Intentionally tap the inner vision that influences outer […]

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Gratitude

This message was written by my beautiful friend, Dr. Deb Sandella, Founder of the RIM Institute.  “It’s Thanksgiving Day… Are you hungry?  Hungry for some appreciation and love?  Recently, I wrote a month of daily meditations for Science of Mind Magazine dedicated to developing “unconditional thankfulness.” On this special day of appreciation, I invite you […]

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Kids with traumatic brain injury-a great resource

Students who suffer from a traumatic brain injury need specific resources and strategies to succeed in school.  Many schools are not prepared to handle these kids who are returning to school after an injury. The REAP Project is the culmination of a study funded by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) from 2004 to 2007.  All of the […]

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