Tag: reading disability

A Swing and a Miss for RTI LD Research

  While conducting some research, I came across the article “Response to Instruction as a Means of Identifying Students With Reading/Learning Disabilities” in a journal on exceptional children in the classroom (see below for more information). What is remarkable about this…

Role of Exercise in Learning

  From the New York Times AUGUST 10, 2011, 12:01 AM For Better Grades, Try Gym Class By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS   If you want a young person to focus intently in school and perform well on tests, should you first send him…

Irlen Syndrome

  Irlen Syndrome, aka ‘scotopic sensitivity syndrome’ (SSS) is a term often used to describe a general condition where vision is uncomfortable, in particular while reading. You can read more about SSS at the following link: • http://www.aoa.org/x5418.xml While there is…

Handwriting Benefits

  The many health perks of good handwriting Not only does it help the brain develop, it can also improve grades and confidence By Julie Deardorff, Tribune Newspapers 3:23 p.m. CDT, June 15, 2011 Children are texting, tapping and typing on…

Visual Skills – Definition

  The term ‘visual skills’ includes all neuro-muscular and perceptual elements that together give rise to reflexive-passive, and volitional-active vision. These are not limited to the neuromuscular and neurosensory elements of the eye and retina, but integrate inputs from and…

CAO Statements

  The Canadian Association of Optometrists releases public position/policy statements from time to time reflecting current thought on areas of clinical interest. Find the various statements here: http://www.opto.ca/en/about/policy/statement-1.html – Background. http://www.opto.ca/en/about/policy/statement-2.html – Statements.

Holographic Brain Theory

  See Also: Stanford University Engineering Lecture on Fourier Analysis Wikipedia on Karl Pribram Karl Pribram on HBT on Scholarpedia Interview with Dr. Pribram on the mind and HBT – The mind is not a ‘thing’ but a process, one of…

Optical Illusions

A large portion of the effect of this illusion is the early signal processing that occurs in the retina that enhances edge contrast and detects movement. The fuzzy circles in the centre appear to move, and this is more so…

Preschool Vision Care

  One of the simplest and most cost-effective treatments for a child with visual dysfunction and associated risks to reading fluency is the preschool vision assessment. In Alberta, the basic ‘eye exam’ is covered by the Province and this should…