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Secret Code

See Also: • Visual/Auditory Verbal Program Secret Code Secret Code is a fun and interesting way to develop awareness of language concepts. Written language is based on the idea that you can represent (first) concrete objects, then actions, then feelings, then…

Dyslexia – Overview

  See Also: • Visual Dysfunction as ‘Dyslexia’, ‘Reading Disability’, or ‘Learning Disability’. • The psychology of dyslexia. http://www.prohighwayhealthcare.com/Article.aspx?ID=0000000272 Introduction Linda S. Siegel has prepared a wonderful overview of ‘dyslexia’, or reading disability, which outlines much of the current thinking in this area.…

The Value of Cursive

  Occasionally, you will hear a report in the news about the value of cursive writing, and whether writing should be taught in schools. Here’s one example: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2010/08/11/calgary-alberta-handwriting-cursive-skill-education.html From the article “Cursive writing is still a mandatory part of the…

Three Pillars of Reading

See Also: Retained Primitive Reflexes Postural Reflexes What causes learning disabilities? Three Pillars of Reading Background Neuro-Developmental Delay Learning, in the academic sense, is dependent on reading. Sighted reading in turn is founded upon three pillars of visual behaviour: 1. Visual…

What causes learning disabilities?

See Also: Retained Primitive Reflexes Postural Reflexes What causes learning disabilities? Three Pillars of Reading Background Neuro-Developmental Delay Why Do Some People Have Trouble Learning? Various theories abound about the very nature of learning and reading disabilities. Pretty well all…

Myopia

  When we say someone is ‘nearsighted’, it means their vision is ‘near’, that is, they see better up close than far away. This is the reverse problem optically from farsightedness, and a much different problem physiologically, or in terms…

Saccadic Track

  Purpose: To reinforce reading eye movments, that is, left-right, up-down rapid sequential eye movements that are necessary for quickly and accurately acquiring visual signals from the printed page. Material/Equipment: Print off the attached document. Ensure the client is wearing…