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Oliver Sacks New Book – The Mind's Eye

Today is the launch day for the much anticipated release of a new book by Oliver Sacks, The Mind’s Eye. Per an Amazon reviewer, Evelyn Uyemura, “The Mind’s Eye is a superb synthesis of science, medicine, and insight into the human experience. His obvious empathy, and even affection, for the people he meets and consults […]

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Vision Therapy Reboots Vision System in Brain Injury Patients

For most of us, clear vision is as easy as opening our eyes. However, every year 1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury that could affect their ability to see. Dr. Sue Durham, optometrist,  said a growing number of people with vision problems from brain injury are military service members stationed in Iraq and […]

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More about Reading-Improvements Following Vision Therapy

Dr. Dom Maino nicely summarizes research by Dr. Barry Tannen.  In his blog, Dr. Maino states, “The Visagraph Eye Movement System (Visagraph) records and analyzes a student’s eye movements while reading. The analysis provides grade level equivalents for various measurements such as fixations and regressions per 100 words and reading speed in words per minute. […]

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Author U Bootcamp

Dr. Judith Briles & Katherine Carol continue organizing great CE and support for independent authors.  Check out a few of my fellow authors.  The boot camp was about ebooks and all the new technology regarding publication of books! Judith was my book shephard for my award-winning book, See It. Say It. Do It!

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COVD: Recapitulating 40 Years of Excellence

Great historical article summarizing the pasts 40 years of excellence for COVD (College of Optometrists in Vision Development) Click here

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Do Gifted Children Choose Their Gifts?

Dr. Len Press, optometric colleague, just published an article about the unique learning styles of gifted children.  He concludes, “Ultimately, it is our responsibility to be sure that the creative gifts that children have in visual thinking and visualization are not sacrificed in acquiring other visual readiness skills for reading. The challenge is to make children like Brigid feel […]

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Vision Therapy Grand Rounds

My gratitude to the GWCO (Great Western Council Optometry) Board for the opportunity to speak this past weekend to their optometric meeting.  Over 100 optometrists attended my 2 lectures:  Vision Therapy Grand Rounds and The Power of Visualization. Great interest, questions and response.   It’s exciting to see how many primary care optometrists were interested […]

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Understanding Children Who Struggle In School

Dr. Len Press, my mentor and fellow developmental optometrist, just finished reading a marvelous new book by Deborah P. Waber, PhD, a neuropsychologist in the Learning Disabilities Program in the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. It is encouraging to hear Dr. Waber’s perspective that over-emphasis on phonological processing for the past 20 years […]

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See It. Say It. Do It! – See the Video

Thanks to Cat, author of SensoryFlow.com on-line news magazine, she has continued to share the important message of vision & learning.   Her site is full of very useful information for parents, teachers and therapists to better understand children with special needs (especially with sensory processing disorders). She includes other experts who treat and speak […]

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