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Healthier Students Are Better Learners

Charles E. Basch, Ph.D. is the Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education at Teachers  College, Columbia University. Professor Basch presented a fascinating lecture at the New York Academy of  Medicine on, “Healthier Students Are Better Learners: A Missing Link In Efforts To Close The Achievement Gap”. In his presentation, Professor Bausch focused on how health […]

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Vision Revision For ADHD Diagnosis — Research Summary

It may be common, but the stats are still staggering. Last year, 4.5 million U.S. kids were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. That’s more than seven percent of all children in the U.S.  But a new study shows more than one million of those kids may be misdiagnosed.  Click here to read […]

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Another Joint Statement Regarding LD, Dyslexia, & Vision – A Rebuttal

Joseph Manley, MD a physician and medical-legal expert witness states that , “The conclusions (particularly the failure to recommend optometric vision therapy for children likely to benefit from it) of the American Academy of Pediatrics report on Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Vision are based on exclusion of the most relevant data and inconsistent application of […]

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Visual Tracking & Academic Performance

“In my experience, “visual tracking” is a term that seems to be universally recognized by classroom teachers, yet frequently misunderstood for the relationship of this visual ability to reading and learning. In a general way, teachers have learned that visual tracking refers to an eye movement and.. ” Click here to read entire blog, written […]

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Child Development resources for Parents

Thanks to my colleague, Dr. Dom Maino, he has included a great resource for parents on his blog.  The link allows you to download pdfs regarding fact sheets on the developmental milestones by age.  It starts with several months and then goes by years until 5 years old. A great resource-just remember that each child […]

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Sensory Processing Disorder Symposium

Hope to see many of you in Seattle, Nov 12 & 13, at the Sensory Processing Disorder(SPD) Symposium.  Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, founder and executive director of SPD, continues on her quest to research, validate and teach about sensory integration. I am honered ot have been invited to speak at the symposium about […]

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Sensory Processing Disorder Conference – Dr. Lucy Miller

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation Presents 11th International Symposium and Pre-Conference Institute NOV 12-14 in Seattle, Washington Coming Together: New Conversations on Sensory Processing Disorder Latest Sensory Processing Disorder research Innovative treatment strategies Parenting solutions Evolution in education Network with colleagues from around the world Leaders in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) discussing research, intervention, education and parent […]

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More about Reading-Improvements Following Vision Therapy

Dr. Dom Maino nicely summarizes research by Dr. Barry Tannen.  In his blog, Dr. Maino states, “The Visagraph Eye Movement System (Visagraph) records and analyzes a student’s eye movements while reading. The analysis provides grade level equivalents for various measurements such as fixations and regressions per 100 words and reading speed in words per minute. […]

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COVD: Recapitulating 40 Years of Excellence

Great historical article summarizing the pasts 40 years of excellence for COVD (College of Optometrists in Vision Development) Click here

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Brain Injuries with Young Athletes

Thanks to Linda Sanet, COVT, for bringing this article to our attention. “When researchers looked at the electrical activity of the students’ brains, they found that the concussed athletes showed noticeably less activity in portions of the brain associated with attention. ‘‘They had suppressed attentional resources,’’ said Steven Broglio, Ph.D., a professor of kinesiology and […]

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