Category: Therapy

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…

Tinted Lenses and Dyslexia

I appreciate when teachers and parents ask about tinted lenses as a possible solution for dyslexia – this tells me there is an acknowledgement of the role of vision in reading and learning. People will sometimes ask about ‘Irlen’ lenses.…

Ocular Motility and Dyslexia

There is no question that ‘dyslexics’ almost always have difficulty controlling the fine eye movements required for reading. While this does not cause dyslexia, troubled eye movement control is frequently the cause of other difficulties in reading. In either case,…

The Value of Phonics

Phonemic awareness is a helpful tool in any language. If you know how letter and letter combinations are supposed to sound, you can easily work out unfamiliar words – not that this will help you understand the word, but it…

Visualization Golf

Download: Visualization Golf Purpose: To develop the ability to create a mental image of a form that is no longer present visually. To develop spatial-motor mapping awareness. Procedure: Have the client sit at a table with one page of the…

Arrowsmith Learning Dysfunctions

  Arrowsmith Learning Dysfunctions See also: 19 Learning Dysfunctions According to Arrowsmith Methodology: http://www.arrowsmithschool.org/arrowsmithprogram-background/ld-descriptions.html Eaton Arrowsmith School: http://www.eatonarrowsmithschool.com/the-19-learning-dysfunctions/ Articles on Arrowsmith and Learing By Dr. Len Press: http://visionhelp.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/the-arrowsmith-program/ http://visionhelp.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/arrowsmith-and-neuroplasticity-the-doidge-connection/ http://visionhelp.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/arrowsmith-and-neuroplasticity-the-vision-connection/ http://visionhelp.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/arrowsmith-and-neuroplasticity-the-vision-connection-part-2/ The Arrowsmith program addresses the following 19 learning dysfunctions:…

Early Language

Two elements are necessary for the development of any skill: The physical (phylogenetic) capacity for the task, and experience with the task. This experience can come from necessity – you can easily learn to climb a tree to evade a…

Antidepressant Use in Pediatric Care

Please Note: The following is an opinion piece and is provided for information only. Formal advice regarding use of medication should be sought from specialists working in pediatrics, psychiatry, and psychology. Life for a child is not frequently how it…

On Dyslexia, VSA, and VSP

  On Dyslexia, VSA (Visual Signal Acquisition), and VSP (Visual Signal Processing) Dyslexia (SRD) is an example of a disorder that is symptomatic of a more fundamental and profound neurological problem. It involves elements of dysfunctional visual signal acquisition and…

Client Comments

Client “Kay D”, Mother with son falling behind in Gr 3 reading. “Let me begin by saying that in my search for answers to my son’s learning difficulties, we have been referred to many people all with their own opinions…