Category: vt

Elimination Diet & ADHD

   Elimination Diet May Improve ADHD Symptoms Investigators Suggest ‘Diet Therapy” Should Be Considered in All Children With ADHD Megan Brooks February 4, 2011 — In a group of young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), nearly two-thirds who followed a…

Bowan Assessment Protocol

   Differential Diagnostic Questions To Be Answered To Determine The Role of Vision and Perception In The Efficacy of Learning Dr. Merrill Bowan assessment protocol for learning/reading difficulties. See: http://www.simplybrainy.com/simplybrainy_027.htm FUNCTIONAL VISION:   REFRACTIVE STATE – Is there an error in the optical…

Noetic Theory

   From Wikipedia: See the current wikipedia entry. Noetic theory or noëtics (from Greek νοητικός “mental” from νοεῖν “to think” from νοῦς – noûs) is an alternative metaphysical philosophyconcerned with the study of mind and intuition, and its relationship with a proposed divine intellect. Among its principal purposes are…

The Changing Face of Kindergarten

   Harvard Graduate School of Education Harvard Education Newsletter Volume 26, Number 5 September/October 2010 Kids Haven’t Changed; Kindergarten Has New data support a return to “balance” in kindergarten By LAURA PAPPANO In the ongoing battle over kindergarten—has exploratory play been shunted…

Computers and Visual Stress

   We are in the midst of a sea change in our modern world as it relates to visual stress, and this is due to the dramatic increase in the use of small screens and computers in general. I will…

Can’t Afford To Pay?

   While we believe strongly in the benefits of Learning and Vision Therapy, we must charge for our services to maintain operations. We also realize that for many parents, the fees for our services might mean the difference between getting…

Mathematics

Mathematics is behaviourally and neurologically very different from reading. Reading tends to be a bottom-up and top-down process, based in the linear acquisition of information. Mathematics requires much more divergent thinking, that is, thinking in the abstract, alternating with convergent,…

Blindsight

   Watch this fascinating video to learn about the two modes of sight: Central, or focused vision which is a conscious phenomenon, and ‘peripheral’ or subconscious vision and how these are related in the brain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4SYxTecL8E&feature=related

Sedentary Children

   This article from the CBC discusses the sedentary nature of children’s lifestyles inCanada. I expect this is similar to other developed nations. The guidelines presented, however, are completely unrealistic given the current model for primary education that requires children…

Three As of Accommodation

   Read this piece by Dr. Dan Fortenbacher on the components of ‘accommodation’, that is, focusing. http://visionhelp.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/accommodations-3-as-the-triple-play-for-reading-and-learning/