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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…

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…

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…

Power On Self Test and Learning

When you start a computer, a regular and predictable sequence occurs. It happens this way, all the time, every time you turn it on. First, the power goes on (in people, either the power is on, or off, you can’t…

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:…

Visual Dysfunction As RD & LD

  Introduction There are may ways our vision can get in the way of reading. Not everyone who has a reading or learning disability has troubled vision, but everyone whose vision is significantly impaired or labored will have their reading…

LDAC Definition & Recommendations

  The Learning Disability Association of Canada (L’association canadienne des troubles d’apprentissage, ACTA) (http://www.ldac-acta.ca/) and its library of documents and research informs to a great extent how learning disabilities are managed in Canada. LDAC/ACTA’s guidelines for defining and intervening in…

Francis’s Story

  This is the brief story of a man, now grown, who experienced many of the same problems in school children face today. In spite of his significant obstacles, Francis went on to achieve great success academically and professionally –…