Category: vsa

VSA: Visual Signal Acquisition

VSA is the first order of concern in an assessment of visual function, and follows immediately after the comprehensive general health and eye health examination and history. Assessing VSA in young children is an effective means of screening for dyslexia…

Visual Skills

The term ‘visual skills‘ includes all neuro-muscular and perceptual elements that together give rise to reflexive-passive, and volitional-active vision. These are not limited to the neuromuscular and neurosensory elements of the eye and retina, but integrate inputs from and outputs…

Oculomotor Training and Vision Therapy

Download this study: Efficacy of Oculomotor VT in Reading Visual Signal Acquisition (VSA) is the process of using the eye muscles, focusing system, and visual perception to find, target, and fixate on a visual signal. Visual signal could be anything we…

Sample Activity: Marble Lips

Dear Reader, This is just a sam­ple of the entire activ­ity set to help strengthen convergence and near accommodative (focusing) skills, and concentration and self-control­­­­­. Remem­ber this is only a sam­ple of one activ­ity in the library; for the full…

Role of Exercise in Learning

  From the New York Times AUGUST 10, 2011, 12:01 AM For Better Grades, Try Gym Class By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS   If you want a young person to focus intently in school and perform well on tests, should you first send him…

Irlen Syndrome

  Irlen Syndrome, aka ‘scotopic sensitivity syndrome’ (SSS) is a term often used to describe a general condition where vision is uncomfortable, in particular while reading. You can read more about SSS at the following link: • http://www.aoa.org/x5418.xml While there is…

Handwriting Benefits

  The many health perks of good handwriting Not only does it help the brain develop, it can also improve grades and confidence By Julie Deardorff, Tribune Newspapers 3:23 p.m. CDT, June 15, 2011 Children are texting, tapping and typing on…

Visual Skills – Definition

  The term ‘visual skills’ includes all neuro-muscular and perceptual elements that together give rise to reflexive-passive, and volitional-active vision. These are not limited to the neuromuscular and neurosensory elements of the eye and retina, but integrate inputs from and…

Holographic Brain Theory

  See Also: Stanford University Engineering Lecture on Fourier Analysis Wikipedia on Karl Pribram Karl Pribram on HBT on Scholarpedia Interview with Dr. Pribram on the mind and HBT – The mind is not a ‘thing’ but a process, one of…