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Autism Seeing the Vision Connection

Thanks to Dr. Dan Fortenbacher & Nancy Torgerson for forwarding this information! From Temple Grandin to Moms Fighting Autism…seeing the vision connection Statistics from the Autism Society shows that autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the US. Current studies are suggesting that Autism is occurring in 1 in 110 children with nearly 1.5 million […]

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Bifocals for kids slow nearsightedness

Recently, the Archives of Ophthalmology published the results of a study that has its basis in developmental vision. The study confirmed what developmental optometrists have known for years: bifocal glasses can help to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. The study involved 153 children ages 8 to 13 that were randomly selected to receive […]

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Press Release: Avatar 3-D Movie May Make You Sick

For Immediate Release January 19, 2010 Contact: Lynn F. Hellerstein, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO Developmental Optometrist Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, PC LHellerstein@HBVision.net www.HBVision.net 303-850-9499 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Avatar 3-D Movie May Make You Sick College of Optometrists in Vision Development offers advice for those having trouble with seeing in 3-D Centennial, CO – With Avatar […]

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Social-Emotional Skills (EQ)- Important for Success and Happiness

Scientific studies show that EQ is more important for success and happiness than IQ.  Young children need to develop strong social-emotional skills (EQ) to reach their full potential.  For more information, check out my colleague website, Sue Lee, and her Parent’s Choice award winning DVD, “I Believe in Me.” http://www.ibelieveinme.tv/

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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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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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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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