Tag: development

What can we do about child vision?

Every week brings in new children to my clinic; children who have hit a dead end with family doctors and paediatricians, as well as with the schools. I run a child vision development clinic, and we see children with apparent…

The Developmental Pyramid

The ‘Developmental Pyramid’ (Extract from Dr. B’s Parent and Teacher Guides  ‘Child Vision, Learning, and Development’ series:  Fundamentals 1: Learning Mechanics) It’s helpful to look at human development as the construction of a pyramid, with basic (or core) functions at…

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…

Tips for Language Development

      Suggestions for Language Development Purpose: To assist and encourage the child in the development of visualization, descriptive language and communication Apparatus: Tape recorder Method: 1. After giving the patient instructions for the performance of a home activity,…

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…

The Changing Face of Kindergarten

See the full article: • The Changing Face of Kindergarten There has been a shift in how we teach our young people in the last 25-30 years. These days, the emphasis is on paper-pencil activities largely centred around learning the alphabet…

The Changing Face of Kindergarten

   Harvard Graduate School of Education Harvard Education Newsletter Volume 26, Number 5 September/October 2010 Kids Haven’t Changed; Kindergarten Has New data support a return to “balance” in kindergarten By LAURA PAPPANO In the ongoing battle over kindergarten—has exploratory play been shunted…

Books: Child Development

  OEP = Optometric Extension Program Go to the OEP Store “Jillian’s Story” OEP. Talks about where opthalmological treatment ends and optometric vision therapy takes over. Well done, good story for parents. “Eyes On Track” OEP. Has lots of good developmental activities…