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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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What Are These People DOING?

Take a look at the picture below.  Why are all these student walking around looking through hand-made “telescopes”? This picture was taken during my lecture at Regis University, during the Exceptional Child Course.  These students are our future teachers, taking courses to receive their college degree in education. I was demonstrating how vision impacts movement […]

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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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Vision Therapy Changed Jillian's Life

Before November 2008, 11-year-old Jillian Benoit used to see two of her mom — and any other person in her peripheral line of sight. She thought holes in the ground were only flat circles. And when she read long textbook passages at school, her head ached.  Click here to read entire story

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So Much to be Thankful For

November’s E-Newsletter is dedicated to Thanksgiving, one of my favorite inspirational holidays. Thanksgiving is a time for me to acknowledge and be thankful for all my blessings. Yes, this should be done daily, but too often my busy life consumes me and I may neglect and not be aware of those wonderful daily happenings. A […]

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2E-Twice Exceptional Newsletter-Great Review of See It. Say It. Do It!

Many thanks to J. Mark Bade, Co-Publisher of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter for his wonderful review of my book, See It. Say It. Do It! The review provides an extensive explanation of each section of the book and concludes with the following quote: “If you raise or teach a young gifted or 2e child who faces […]

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Some Veterans Return With 'Hidden' Vision Problems

Vision injuries are far more common than anyone had expected. Goodrich estimates that at least 6,000 Iraq and Afghanistan vets have suffered visual damage as a result of brain injury.  To read the entire NPR story, click here.

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Sensory Processing Foundation Symposium

Excellent lectures were presented at the symposium.  Numerous professionals (MDs, PhDs, OTs, ODs) presented research, testing and therapy information. The parent network for children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) is unbelievably strong and powerful!  It was a pleasure meeting many of those parents.  Hats off to them and their mission! My lecture, on Collaboration of […]

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