Category: opinion

Advocacy soap box.

Ritalin and Ocular Motilities

  The following article is important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that is supports a critical role for visual function in reading and learning disorders. The article clearly supports the use of MPH (methylphenidate,…

Francis’s Story

  This is the brief story of a man, now grown, who experienced many of the same problems in school children face today. In spite of his significant obstacles, Francis went on to achieve great success academically and professionally –…

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…

Strabismus Surgery – A parent’s question.

  Here is a parent’s question regarding her niece’s recent strabismus surgery. It seems obvious that the solution to a turned eye would be to ‘realign’ it surgically, but if you look a little deeper, this ‘leap before you look’…

A Swing and a Miss for RTI LD Research

  While conducting some research, I came across the article “Response to Instruction as a Means of Identifying Students With Reading/Learning Disabilities” in a journal on exceptional children in the classroom (see below for more information). What is remarkable about this…

Client Testimonials

We are proud of the work we do and continue to develop eLVT because it works! Here are what some of our clients have said: “Both me and my husband have notice a 100% improvement in H’s reading in the…

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…

Buying Toys

See Also: Favourite Toys Holiday/Birthday Toys: Have Fun and Build Vision We all grow following the same path, beginning from when sperm meets egg, through gestation, birth, and beyond. As we grow, we learn, without even trying. It’s a natural…