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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…

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…

Mathematics

Mathematics is behaviourally and neurologically very different from reading. Reading tends to be a bottom-up and top-down process, based in the linear acquisition of information. Mathematics requires much more divergent thinking, that is, thinking in the abstract, alternating with convergent,…

Jerome Rosner

  Dr. Jerome Rosner, and others like Rudolf Steiner who advocate for a strong sensory integration emphasis in elementary education, present ideas that would go a long way to reducing the the incidence of reading and learning ‘disability’ among school-aged…

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…

Preschool Vision Care

  One of the simplest and most cost-effective treatments for a child with visual dysfunction and associated risks to reading fluency is the preschool vision assessment. In Alberta, the basic ‘eye exam’ is covered by the Province and this should…