Category: vt

Prevalence of Amblyopia

  Read this article for a summary of research on prevalence of amblyopia, one of the most common non-legally-blind visual impediments in today’s classrooms. This research is approximately 40 years old, but still holds true. Regardless, all children should be…

Bowan Assessment Protocol

  Differential Diagnostic Questions To Be Answered To Determine The Role of Vision and Perception In The Efficacy of Learning Dr. Merrill Bowan assessment protocol for learning/reading difficulties. See: http://www.simplybrainy.com/simplybrainy_027.htm FUNCTIONAL VISION: REFRACTIVE STATE – Is there an error in the optical system…

132 Visual Hygiene

132 Visual Hygiene 132 Instr for Visual Hygiene Purpose: ‘Visual Hygiene’ is a misleading term in that it refers more to good behavioural habits as opposed to good care of the health of the eye. Good visual habits are important…

Neurological Impress Method

See also: NIM 2 Introduction: This activity is a great way to enhance and reinforce high-level reading skills in new readers. The proximity and voice of the therapist also provides a safety net that can allow the child the challenge…

Visual/Auditory Verbal Program

  159 VA Verbal Program     Purpose: To create a sense of coding for language and to practice with representing simple and complex mental constructs using symbols. Symbols are translated into words, ideas, and sounds, and these are themselves…

Ball Juggle

  170 Ball Juggle   Material: Attached document. Small soft ball.   Procedure: • Download and print the attached document. Follow the instructions on the document. • Always begin activities at a level that is not too challenging for the child, then…

Chalkboard Directionality Fixations

  180 Chalkboard Directionality Fixations     Purpose: To develop VSA skills, directionality, and bilateral control under a controlled stress condition. Material: Download and print the attached document. Walking rail (a simple 2×4 is perfect). Paper, pencils, tape, or blackboard/chalk,…

Jensen Rock

  Purpose: To develop accuracy of focusing (accommodation) and localization in each eye when looking from near to far. Equipment/Material: The nearpoint target should be two cards with identical reading material on each. The reading material can be simple or…

222 Memory

  222 Memory   Memory Start by downloading and printing the sheet above. You can preview it instead if you like by clicking on the ‘eye’ icon. Attached are the instructions for your garden variety game of ‘memory’ using a standard…

280 Word Fixations

280 Saccadic Reading/Word Fixations Purpose: To improve visual fixation and localization prediction on reading material. This is both a challenging and highly effective exercise for building VSA skills for reading. Equipment/Material: Reading material, metronome, balance board/beam. Reading material to be read for…