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Vision & ADHD

One of the country’s leading authorities on ADHD, Dr. Vincent Monastra holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is the Director of the FPI Attention Disorders Clinic in Endicott, NY. Dr. Monastra relates his approach. He notes that another kind of problem that isn’t picked up on routine evaluation, or even lab work done by […]

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Vision & Learning

Vision Therapy for Autism, ADHD, SPD and Learning Disabilities – Free WEBINAR

Thanks to Maria and Beth from Epidemic Answers for the opportuntiy to do the webinar.  It’s not too late.  If you’d like to listen to the webinar, click here

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Vision Problems in Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

Vision Problems in Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

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Curing Learning-related Vision Problems

Optometrist, Dr. Vicky Vandervort explains what it is like for a person to have eyes that work but do so inefficiently causing the person to exert extreme effort to see.

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Parents: Don’t make this mistake!

One of the biggest mistakes parents can make is to assume that their child’s vision is fine because the vision screening was passed at the pediatrician’s office or the school nurse’s office.Beanie Leffler, now 60 years old, knows firsthand how big a mistake that is. She had passed all the vision screenings, and her parents […]

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Autism: The Vision Link

April is Autism awareness month.  Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction, social communication and varying cognitive, sensory and motor difficulties.  Research is showing many sensory/motor signs and symptoms with individuals on the ASD. “The number of people being diagnosed with autism is way up, across the […]

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Increasing Developmental Delays-What's Up?

INCREASING DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the overall prevalence of developmental disabilities among children increased by 17 percent between 1997 and 2008, with 15 percent of U.S. children — nearly 10 million — having a developmental disability in 2008. The study is in the current issue […]

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ADHD parenting strategies

It may be common, but the stats are still staggering. Last year, 4.5 million U.S. kids were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. That’s more than seven percent of all children in the U.S, and seven percent of parents looking for ADHD parenting strategies.  But, parents may care to know, that a new […]

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Visual Learning – Be an Effective Speaker!

Many thanks to Thomas and Amee Lacoq for their excellent LaCoq Practice Development Workshop, “More Patients Breakthrough Course in Plano, Texas.  This course is designed to teach optometrists and their staff how to effectively communicate with parents and educators about the importance of visual learning for academic success. Highlights included: Very specific ways to communicate […]

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Are You at Risk for Double Vision? – Watch a TV Clip

Dr. Elise Brisco, a Developmental Optometrist in CA, was interviewed on the popular “The Doctors” TV show. Great demos and explanation of double vision, 3-D, and difficulties with vision.  These types of vision problems may create learning or attention problems…sometimes kids are even diagnosed with ADHD.  Families are always looking for ADHD parenting strategies for […]

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