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Vision Related Learning Problems

SUGGESTED AUDIENCE Occupational Therapist, Assistants and Other Professionals SEMINAR DESCRIPTION This seminar will provide Occupational Therapists with information about vision, how vision impacts learning, how to identify vision problems, the best vision activities, and the role of the developmental optometrist in treating vision problems. 2 WAYS TO REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR By Calling 703-753-9777 Or…

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Vision Related Learning Difficulties

Amy E. Carlyle, ODVirginia Vision Therapy Center Has your child struggled with reading or writing? Do you find that a little homework takes hours of time? Do you receive reports from school that your child – although brilliant in conversation – is suffering in grades, fails to sit still, and causes disruptions? Your child’s ability…

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Text: 100% of donations going to the Operation Second Chance for Sgt. Bartlett!

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VT 101

A recent on-line article called VT 101 highlights tips for optometrist for adding therapeutic services to their practice. It also makes the following points: • VT is very much mainstream within the Clinical Practice Guidelines of the American Optometric Association. • Vision therapy is not just for kids. Adult visual needs extend to learning both…

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Success Story of “Courtney”

We started off like most parents when their children are having problems asking the questions ”What the heck can I do?” and “Why does no one know what is wrong with my child?” Looking back now, the solution was so easy but no one in the school or any of our friends knew anything about…

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Vision development and movement: Infant to Toddler

Because infants are new to the world, it takes them a little for them while to adjust. Their eyes and vision are no exception. Sometimes a child’s vision does not fully develop and requires specialized glasses and vision therapy. Don’t worry if you have a newborn whose eyes look crossed and seem unable to focus,…

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What are Primitive Reflexes?

Primitive reflexes are automatic stereotypic movements directed from the brainstem and require no cortical involvement (thought). They are needed for survival and development in the womb and in the early months of life. However, as higher more sophisticated centers of the brain begin to mature, these primitive reflexes become a nuisance and must be abated…

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Success Story of “Luke”

Luke was diagnosed with a learning disability the summer after his first grade year. The fortunate part about Luke is his work ethic! School has not been easy for him, but he would give 110% in school. By the time he came home he was drained! Homework was a disaster. Luke is your typical middle…

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Ophthalmology Getting it Wrong

For decades Ophthalmology in general has resisted accepting Vision therapy as a viable treatment for vision related issues. Despite growing numbers of independent studies that support Vision Therapy. The following Vision Help Blog link will provide more recent evidence of this resistance. http://visionhelp.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/the-jaapos-trifecta-how-ophthalmology-still-gets-it-wrong/

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Signs and Causes of Vestibular Dysfunction

The Vestibular System is a major contributor to our sense of balance and spatial orientation. Vestibular sense provides information related to movement and head position, sort of an internal GPS. This “GPS” is important for development of balance, coordination, eye control, attention, being secure with movement and some aspects of language development. The vestibular system…

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