Author: DrB

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…

Hormone-Sparing Light

  In the July 4, 2011 edition of the New York Times, Laura Beils article “In Eyes, a Clock Calibrated by Wavelengths of Light” describes a fascinating series of research studies involving how we respond to exposure to artificial light…

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…

External Links

  These links will take you to external sites, away from the private drboulet.com Therapy site. You can press your Backspace key (Windows) or Delete key (Mac) to go backwards in your browser’s history to return to this page, or…

Getting Started

  QUICK TIPS •click on a wiki’s title to go to it’s main page •click on ‘my page’ (at the bottom of each page) to return to your main page. •click on the ‘drboulet.com’ link at the top of each…

LDAC Official Definition of Learning Disabilities

Note: This ‘official’ definition of Learning Disabilities is put forth by the Learning Disabilities of Canada, and is very similar to that put forth by their American counterparts (http://www.ldaamerica.org/aboutld/parents/special_ed/eligibility.asp). It is not a scientific definition, but a consensus definition for…

Dr. Andrea Purcell on Nutrition

  Andrea Purcell is a naturopathic doctor working in Calfornia who promotes an integrative approach to healthcare (Integrative Medicine), in particular as it relates to women and their families. Through her website (www.askDrPurcell.com), she promotes ideas and products in-line with…

Marble Lips

Purpose: To strengthen convergence and near accommodative skills, and concentration and self-control. Materials/Equipment: Marbles of various sizes. ‘Marble Track’ – Use anything that can be used as a track for the marble. Use grooves in furniture (like coffee tables), in…

Sample Activity: pdbq

Dear Reader, This is just a sample of the entire activity set to help with letter reversals, one of the common reasons for concern about dyslexia. Download this file: ‘pdbq 24’ – Sample Worksheet. Remember this is only a sample of…