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American Academy of Optometry, Position Paper on Optometric Care of the Struggling Student Appelbaum, How Vision Affects Reading & Learning Ervin, Tannen & Press, Private Practice Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Hong, How Well Does Your Baby See? Hong, Tired of Broken and Misplaced Glasses or Lost Contact Lenses? Hong, Preparing Your Child for … Continue reading Documents (PDFs)

Oculomotor rehabilitation for reading in acquired brain injury

Ciuffreda KJ, Han Y, Kapoor N, Ficarra AP.┬áNeuroRehabilitation 2006: 9-21. Reading problems plague patients who have experienced stroke or traumatic brain injury. The majority of patients (at least 65%) with either stroke or TBI experience eye movement abnormalities. The results of this investigation demonstrated relatively large, consistent and statistically significant improvements in all subjective aspects … Continue reading Oculomotor rehabilitation for reading in acquired brain injury

Research Confirms Vision Therapy Can Improve Reading Comprehension

Results of a study of sixth grade students with below average reading scores found that providing visual attention therapy can significantly improve their attention and reading comprehension. The study, reported in the November/December 2003 Journal of Learning Disabilities, found that as few as 12 one-hour sessions of computer-based vision therapy can enhance reading ability and … Continue reading Research Confirms Vision Therapy Can Improve Reading Comprehension

Older Children Can Benefit From Treatment For Childhood’s Most Common Eye Disorder

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (Scheiman MM, Hertle RW, Beck RW, Edwards AR, principal authors). Randomized Trial of Treatment of Amblyopia in Children Aged 7 to 17 Years. Archives of Ophthalmology 2005;123:437-447.   There were 507 children from 49 centers participating in this study. The treatment centers included the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins … Continue reading Older Children Can Benefit From Treatment For Childhood’s Most Common Eye Disorder

Kids’ eye problems often emerge in homework battle

New Research on Convergence Insufficiency The National Eye Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, released a statement concerning the effectiveness of office-based vision therapy for treatment of Convergence Insufficiency.   Dr. Mitchell Scheiman, FCOVD, has completed the 12-week study, known as the Convergence … Continue reading Kids’ eye problems often emerge in homework battle

The Effectiveness of Vision Therapy in Improving Visual Function

Report by the American Optometric Association   Documentation on the Clinical Research and Scientific Support Underlying Vision Therapy Note: There is a tremendous amount of literature available which documents the effectiveness of vision therapy in treating binocular vision (eye coordination and alignment), oculomotor (tracking and eye movements), and accommodative (focusing) problems. The following is a … Continue reading The Effectiveness of Vision Therapy in Improving Visual Function

Vision, visual-information processing, and academic performance among seventh-grade schoolchildren: A more significant relationship than we thought?

Goldstand S, Koslowe KC, Parush S. (2005). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59, 377-389.   The collaboration between optometrists and occupational therapists has been blossoming in recent years, which is good news both for children who struggle to learn, as well as those with milder academic problems who put incredible amounts of effort into achieving. … Continue reading Vision, visual-information processing, and academic performance among seventh-grade schoolchildren: A more significant relationship than we thought?

Research update on Visually-Based Reading Disability

Barry Tannen, O.D., FCOVD Full Text including 350+ Citations A. Effect of Vision Therapy on Reading Performance 1. Effect of attention therapy on reading comprehension. Solan HA, Shelley-Tremblay J, Ficarra A, Silverman M, Larson S.J Learn Disabil. 2003 Nov-Dec;36(6):556-63. State College of Optometry, State University of New York, New York, NY 10036, USA. hsolan@sunyopt.edu Abstract: … Continue reading Research update on Visually-Based Reading Disability

Recommended Reading

My Children are Nearsighted Too: How Corneal Reshaping Helped My Kids See Better by Nicholas Despotidis, with Ivan Lee and Barry Tannen Eye Power: An Updated Report on Vision Therapy by Ann M. Hoopes & Stanley A. Appelbaum Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist’s Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensions by Susan R. Barry Focusing on … Continue reading Recommended Reading

Links

Vision Help Network Member Sites Dr. Stan Appelbaum and Dr. Bryce Appelbaum, Appelbaum Vision Dr. Dan L. Fortenbacher, Wow Vision Therapy Dr. Neil W. Draisin, The Draisin Vision Group Dr. Gary Etting, Vision Development Center Dr. Carl G. Hillier, San Diego Center for Vision Care-Optometry, P.C. Dr. Carole Hong, Optometric Center for Family Vision Care … Continue reading Links

Visual Factors in Childhood Behavioral Disorders

Children of the 21st century develop in an increasingly complex society due, in part, to the tremendous influx of information competing for their attention. This necessitates filters and barriers so that they are not overwhelmed by stimuli, yet openness and receptivity to the types of exposures associated with normal childhood development.