Category: vsp

VILD Notes and Symptom Checklist

The attached notes and checklist are for sharing and information purposes. The Notes section offers general information about the nature of human visual function, and the Symptoms and Signs Checklist is a survey to help characterize the nature of possible…

Review of Auditory and Visual Processing

Recommended Reading: Article from the Journal of Behavioral Optometry Vol23/2012/No 4. Download: Historical Perspectives on Auditory and Visual Processing This review by Dr. Len Press covers a lot of ground in a very few pages. It exposes the broad issues…

Risk Assessment: Quick Dx

  Introduction – As a species, I doubt we evolved specifically to end up using computers, smart devices, and other sustained near-point activities. The signs of visual strain are common, but often go undetected or ignored. Use this tool to do a…

Tinted Lenses and Dyslexia

I appreciate when teachers and parents ask about tinted lenses as a possible solution for dyslexia – this tells me there is an acknowledgement of the role of vision in reading and learning. People will sometimes ask about ‘Irlen’ lenses.…

Power On Self Test and Learning

When you start a computer, a regular and predictable sequence occurs. It happens this way, all the time, every time you turn it on. First, the power goes on (in people, either the power is on, or off, you can’t…

Ocular Motility and Dyslexia

There is no question that ‘dyslexics’ almost always have difficulty controlling the fine eye movements required for reading. While this does not cause dyslexia, troubled eye movement control is frequently the cause of other difficulties in reading. In either case,…

Reading Instruction

  There are many ways to teach language. Depending on the developmental age and capacity of the child, different techniques will be more appropriate. Sometimes the last thing you want to do is ‘push’ language, and to engage in less…

Visualization Golf

Download: Visualization Golf Purpose: To develop the ability to create a mental image of a form that is no longer present visually. To develop spatial-motor mapping awareness. Procedure: Have the client sit at a table with one page of the…

On Dyslexia, VSA, and VSP

  On Dyslexia, VSA (Visual Signal Acquisition), and VSP (Visual Signal Processing) Dyslexia (SRD) is an example of a disorder that is symptomatic of a more fundamental and profound neurological problem. It involves elements of dysfunctional visual signal acquisition and…

Visual Dysfunction As RD & LD

  Introduction There are may ways our vision can get in the way of reading. Not everyone who has a reading or learning disability has troubled vision, but everyone whose vision is significantly impaired or labored will have their reading…