Tag: research

OEPF Reference Center

The Optometric Extension Program Foundation is a world-leading source of research and resources for professional vision development. The OEPF website itself is a unique repository of professional resources for clinical vision specialists, and anyone interested in vision and the role…

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…

Proof & Standards

Crisis, What Crisis? There is no controversy around vision therapy, but there is nonetheless much comment from professionals and laypeople who are either under or misinformed. This collection of articles is intended to provide a detailed outline of the debates…

Reading Instruction

  There are many ways to teach language. Depending on the developmental age and capacity of the child, different techniques will be more appropriate. Sometimes the last thing you want to do is ‘push’ language, and to engage in less…

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…

Supporting Research 2

See also: Supporting Research 1 Research By Diagnosis The bottom line is that if your child is having trouble reading, falling behind, there is a 90% chance they have at least some correctable visual dysfunction that can mostly likely be…

Supporting Research 1

When reviewing research and commentary regarding vision rehabilitation through the lens optometric/orthoptics and that of ophthalmology/orthoptics, we notice a few patterns emerge: Optometric vision rehab practice appears to be rooted in findings and practice from a number of domains, while…

Research Tools

  http://www.oepf.org ALIS: http://alis.alberta.ca/ http://www.plosone.org/home.action http://marigold.ab.ca/eresources.html http://ldx.sagepub.com/ http://www.tracpac.ab.ca/ http://journals.elsevierhealth.com/ http://www.nora.cc/

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.…

Background

See Also: Retained Primitive Reflexes Postural Reflexes What causes learning disabilities? Three Pillars of Reading Background Neuro-Developmental Delay ‘I’m a professional skeptic and only adopt therapies that actually make sense and work. This is why I offer the services I…