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 has led the field astray, particularly with regard to reading problems.  Her review of current research makes it clear that visual brain areas can have a profound influence on language and reading.

The success of our vision therapy program with so many children who struggle in school is due to improved visual skills that lay the foundation for learning and reading readiness.

To read Dr. Press’ blog, click here.

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