Category: Reading

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…

Role of Audition in Reading

While vision rehabilitation is critical for so many with reading impediments, we must remain aware of the critical role of audition in the reading process. “Ladle Rat Rotten Hut” is a version of the story “Little Red Riding Hood” written…

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…

Neurological Impress Method 2

This version of Neurological Impress Method (NIM) is a complement to Neurological Impress activity offering an alternate perspective on things. This version is based more closely on the original work by Heckelman in the 1960’s (see below). Introduction: Beginning readers,…

OEPF Reference Center

The Optometric Extension Program Foundation is a world-leading source of research and resources for professional vision development. The OEPF website itself is a unique repository of professional resources for clinical vision specialists, and anyone interested in vision and the role…

The McGurk Effect

A more complicated explanation follows, but simply put, the McGurk effect happens when our eyes tell our ears what they’re hearing. It’s a wonderful demonstration of how vision and hearing are paired in language. In the the video that follows,…

Dolch Word List

PDFs: dolch_story_colorcoded 2 gradeoneflashcards gradethreeflashcards gradetwoflashcards preprimerflashcards Primary_Writing_Companion_JANUARY primerflashcards Websites: http://sightwords.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolch_word_list http://www.mrsperkins.com/dolch.htm http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/Dolch.html http://bogglesworldesl.com/dolch/lists.htm http://www.dolchword.net/ http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/sightword/dolchgames.htm  

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…