Category: opinion

Advocacy soap box.

NIHB Gets It Right

I’ve been writing for some time on issues of the importance of proper vision management for children in school. Currently, vision and how it affects learning and behavior is largely ignored in schools of medicine, psychology, and education. Not that…

The Cost of Ignoring Vision in Learning

As I’ve written many times in the past, there is a real cost to not addressing vision as a fundamental need in learning. That is, by NOT assessing and managing such  basic need, many children struggle against themselves to try…

On Avoiding Catastrophe

I’ve been studying and writing about vision in the classroom for some years now, including for the last two years under this column. I understand that these ideas seem odd or difficult for some people, but I persist because we…

Focus on Mothers

I tip my hat to the mothers of this world. Unswerving, unrelenting care and attention to their families is what we get from them, our most important influences, and often with no demand of anything in return. We need to…

The Value of Phonics

Phonemic awareness is a helpful tool in any language. If you know how letter and letter combinations are supposed to sound, you can easily work out unfamiliar words – not that this will help you understand the word, but it…

23.5 Hours

  Living a healthy life and being healthy is maybe not as complicated as it sounds. In fact, it’s really quite easy. 1) Good eating. 2) Walking. 3) Don’t ingest things that kill you or make you sick. Really, it’s…

Dangers of LASIK

See also the following videos: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Erfo0tJAgQ • http://www.1-800-lasik.com/lasik-hindsight-msnbc-with-morris-waxler-phd-2182011.html LASIK (Laser Assisted In-situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) are widely considered to be amongst the safest surgical procedures known today. In many cases, LASIK and PRK are indicated for very…

Antidepressant Use in Pediatric Care

Please Note: The following is an opinion piece and is provided for information only. Formal advice regarding use of medication should be sought from specialists working in pediatrics, psychiatry, and psychology. Life for a child is not frequently how it…