Category: learning disability

Vision Blindness – Preface

Vision. So what. What’s so special about vision? That is, it’s importance cannot be overstated, but as one family doctor told me one day when discussing a child who had recently been given medications for behaviour and emotional concerns, “what…

Hyperopia as Physical Disability Part 2

In the recent post, I focused on hyperopia as a physical disability. This notion, that non-blinding vision dysfunction is a disability will be a new idea to many readers. There are many reasons for this and these are worthy of…

Hyperopia as Physical Disability

Basic farsightedness, or hyperopia, is not the simple opposite to nearsightedness, or myopia. More appropriately, it is the obverse, the complete flip side of a basic principle of human visual function. A recent study confirmed once again that basic visual…

Reflex Integration Training

Introduction: The post Retained Primitive Reflexes provides a general overview of early (neonatal) reflexes. These are starting points for us, behaviourally speaking, and provide the foundation upon which we build more complex behaviours that allow us to explore our world.…

Sight Tests Not Needed

Every now and then, a blog post reveals truths about a writer or a body that was never intended as part of the original goal of writing. Doctors of optometric vision rehabilitation will recognize in the blog post linked below…

OHSU ADHD Drug Class Review

From OHSU, the ADHD Drug Review OHSU This document provides a comprehensive overview of literature on a number of topics surrounding ADHD medications. It only speaks to medical considerations and only briefly to some cognitive and affective considerations. Little is…

“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…