Category: risk

Homeopathy

See Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeopathy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allopathy (Western medicine, biomedicine, evidence-based medicine, or modern medicine) Homeopathy is founded on some fuzzy science and not a lot of hard clinical evidence of efficacy. Having said that, much of what is purported by so-called modern…

12-12-12

It’s December 12, 2012 – aka ’12-12-12′, or ‘one-two-one-two-one-two’ day. It’s a fun day for many, especially dance instructors and wedding chapels. Optometrists, who have traditionally used the simple question ‘Which is better, one or two?’ for well over a…

5 Ways to Prevent Cyber-Bullying

How a little knowledge can help save children’s lives and dignity. There’s been a lot of discussion in the media regarding ‘cyber-bullying’ and teen suicides on the heels of the very public suicide of 15 year-old Amanda Todd. CBC.ca reports…

Children’s Nature Deficit

Children and Nature Network report “Children’s Nature Deficit: What We Know – and Don’t Know”, the authors report a number of observations regarding children’s health, knowledge of nature, and relative exposure to the outdoors. The main findings are given below.…

Concussion Detection

The ability to quickly detect possible trouble with head injury in school and in sport is critical for teachers, coaches, parents, and administrators. ConcussionDetection.com presents simple and effective tools to use to create baseline measures of a child’s performance, then…

Child Visual Development

This excellent review provides a concise overview of child visual development from birth to 12 months. The page also includes tips on how to ensure your child is developing well. http://infantsee.org/x3638.xml Children should be assessed for visual dysfunction by 12…

ADHD Medications and Learning Outcomes

A recent study reviewed at www.sciencedaily.com (link below) has concluded that the earlier you start children on medications for ADHD, the better off they fare in class. This was based on a comparison of children who were required to take…

The Cost of Ignoring Vision in Learning

As I’ve written many times in the past, there is a real cost to not addressing vision as a fundamental need in learning. That is, by NOT assessing and managing such  basic need, many children struggle against themselves to try…

Assessing Visual Impediments to Learning

Visual Impediment to Learning Checklist and Notes: Download and share this PDF. VIL Symptom Checklist and Notes Introduction Visual Impediments to Learning (VIL) are the most common undetected cause of apparent learning and reading difficulties. VIL even affect children who…

Post-Concussion Blog

Here is a link to a favourite blog of mine, written by one of my patients. Not long ago, she would not have been able to write anything, let alone stand the glare of a computer screen. As you will…