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Vision & Learning Readiness- Summit in Washington DC

I was honored to be the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) representative at the 2011 School Readiness Summit: Focus on Vision (April 11-12, 2011) in Washington DC.  The Summit included: 1.  Updated neurologic research on vision and learning 2. Heart-touching stories from Dr. Sue Barry (author of Fixing My Gaze) and Robin Benoit (author […]

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Optometrists & Ophthalmologists Need to See Eye to Eye!

Dr. Dom Maino, ICO Professor and OVD Editor, has written an excellent blogpost on the critical link between vision & learning.  He references the excellent blog discussion between Dr. Len Press (developmental optometrist) and Dr. David Granet (Pediatric Ophthalmologist).  As Dr. Maino strongly states,  “It is past time for all OD’s and OMD’s to work […]

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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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Understanding Children Who Struggle In School

Dr. Len Press, my mentor and fellow developmental optometrist, just finished reading a marvelous new book by Deborah P. Waber, PhD, a neuropsychologist in the Learning Disabilities Program in the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. It is encouraging to hear Dr. Waber’s perspective that over-emphasis on phonological processing for the past 20 years […]

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