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Hyperopia as Physical Disability

Basic farsightedness, or hyperopia, is not the simple opposite to nearsightedness, or myopia. More appropriately, it is the obverse, the complete flip side of a basic principle of human visual function. A recent study confirmed once again that basic visual…

The psychiatric implications of hyperopia

Hi Everyone, As we all know, vision has a keystone role to play in child development, behaviour, and learning. Still, (pathetically) few children are assessed adequately prior to Grade 1. We know that in Texas, Canada (That is, Alberta, with…

Neurological Impress Method 2

This version of Neurological Impress Method (NIM) is a complement to Neurological Impress activity offering an alternate perspective on things. This version is based more closely on the original work by Heckelman in the 1960’s (see below). Introduction: Beginning readers,…

VT Tip: Cylinder and Reading

Cylinder (astigmatism) >1.00 diopter, especially oblique, degrades reading performance. Amounts >2.00 diopters induce ‘lazy eye’ and cause sometimes severe medical and pseudo-psychiatric disorders. The ciliary body doesn’t care about spherical equivalent. (you can quote me on that) Now that’s something…

Magno-Parvo Training, Fluency & VEP in Poor Readers

The following is available for viewing and download here: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/076aa369#/076aa369/25 The Effects of Magno-Parvocellular Integration Training on Fluency and Visual Evoked Potentials in Poor Readers John F. Shelley-Tremblay, PhD, Sarah Syklawer, BS, Ishara Ramkissoon, PhD University of South Alabama Mobile,…

Dr. Kellye Knueppel VT Blog

Dr. Kellye Knueppel is a VTOD in Wisconsin who has a very active blog life. Her articles target a general audience and so can be appropriate for OD’s just starting out on their journey into visual neurosensory rehabilitation. I like…

Dolch Word List

PDFs: dolch_story_colorcoded 2 gradeoneflashcards gradethreeflashcards gradetwoflashcards preprimerflashcards Primary_Writing_Companion_JANUARY primerflashcards Websites: http://sightwords.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolch_word_list http://www.mrsperkins.com/dolch.htm http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/Dolch.html http://bogglesworldesl.com/dolch/lists.htm http://www.dolchword.net/ http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/sightword/dolchgames.htm  

Visual-Auditory-Verbal Program

Download this document: 159 VA Verbal Program Purpose: To create a sense of coding for language and to practice with representing simple and complex mental constructs using symbols. Symbols are translated into words, ideas, and sounds, and these are themselves…

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…