Category: learning disability

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…

INPP

See Also: http://drboulet.com/neuro-developmental-delay/ The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology was set up in 1975 by PhD Psychologist Peter Blythe to research into the effects of immaturity in the functioning of the central nervous system on learning outcomes, emotional functioning and behaviour.…

My brother doesn’t go to school…

The shy 10-year old girl is very attentive while I check her vision. She follows the instructions very well and does exactly what she is told. We start by checking her refractive error, that is, the optical properties of her…

Bias In Evidence-based Care of Learning Difficulties

The term ‘evidence-based medicine‘ (EBM) has risen to celebrity, perhaps religious, status among healthcare practitioners. The term, when used, suggests that a particular treatment is preferred because there is evidence that it works. The medical and pharmaceutical industries love this…

The Charles Adler Show

I was fortunate enough to have the chance to chat with national radio host Charles Adler on September 10, 2012, regarding a paper I co-authored called “Visual Impediments to Learning”, slated to be published this Winter in the Journal of…

Vision and Learning

For more information about how vision impacts upon learning at ages 5 and beyond, watch this informative video: http://video.wtvi.org/video/1502680017 About the video: Dr. Genia Beasley is a developmental optometrist working in North Carolina, USA. She was interviewed for HealthWise, local…