Tag: visual therapy

Risk Assessment: Quick Dx

  Introduction – As a species, I doubt we evolved specifically to end up using computers, smart devices, and other sustained near-point activities. The signs of visual strain are common, but often go undetected or ignored. Use this tool to do a…

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…

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…

Dangerous Patterns

See Also: • Home VT for Convergence Insufficiency: Ophthalmology Slowly Wakes Up • Background Every now and then, articles will appear in American medical journals that attempting to mislead the public regarding the value and application of vision therapy for…

Prevalence of Amblyopia

  Read this article for a summary of research on prevalence of amblyopia, one of the most common non-legally-blind visual impediments in today’s classrooms. This research is approximately 40 years old, but still holds true. Regardless, all children should be…

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.…

About Dr. Boulet

  My experience is varied and includes degrees in neuropsychology and education from the University of Alberta/Faculte St. Jean, and a doctorate in optometry from Pacific University in Oregon, specializing in the management of learning-related visual dysfunction. I hold a…

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…

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…