Category: development

Gaming in Therapy Part 2

New Technologies Help Extend the Potency and Reach of Vision Therapy – Part 2 The goal of any new tech tool in clinic should be to build on the foundation of known successful in order to improve it either by…

Gaming in Therapy

New Technologies Help Extend the Potency and Reach of Vision Therapy – Part 1 This two-part series considers some of the science behind ‘gaming’ for visual and motor rehabilitation and train. So-called ‘intelligent’ games are now a popular field for…

The Developmental Pyramid

The ‘Developmental Pyramid’ (Extract from Dr. B’s Parent and Teacher Guides  ‘Child Vision, Learning, and Development’ series:  Fundamentals 1: Learning Mechanics) It’s helpful to look at human development as the construction of a pyramid, with basic (or core) functions at…

“Your Child Is Mildly Mentally Retarded”

(Note to parents: Is your child struggling in school or showing signs of other behavior problems? Check vision first before any other testing or interventions. It is the most logical, kindest, and cost-effective place to start. The following story is…

What All Parents Need To Know About Vision

Strong Vision Is Critical For Success In School And For Full Child Development In Alberta, vision assessment in children is considered optional and this leads to some serious concerns when children who need the help don’t get it. Slowly but…

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…

Toys for Strong Vision 2012

A colleague has prepared a list of toys that boost visual skills, I’ve modified it and reproduced it below. The timing is right, given the season, but what is most remarkable about the list is that electronic ‘brain boosting’ toys…