The Psychology of Vision Therapy at Home?

Have you ever thought about doing vision therapy at home?  If you have a child struggling with learning disabilities then you may have thought about attempting some sort of vision therapy at home, but perhaps you are not sure where to start. As a behavioural optometrist I can assure you that doing vision therapy at […]

Does At Home Vision Therapy Have to be So Boring?

At home vision therapy is a series of exercises designed to change a child’s visual system and improve their learning ability, from the comfort of your own home.   With vision being responsible for over 80% of the information a child absorbs in the classroom, it makes sense that at home vision therapy can help children […]

Can Home Vision Therapy Activities Help Learning Disabilities?

Vision therapy activities are becoming a popular way of helping children with learning disabilities.  The main problem with them is that they are prescribed by behavioural optometrists and are often very expensive (sometimes thousands of dollars).  They also often involve multiple and frequent trips to the optometrist to use sophisticated equipment.  Some simple activities are […]

Do Vision Therapy Activities Work?

Vision therapy activities are used by Behavioural Optometrists around the world to help children develop their visual skills.  The aim is not so much to perform certain tasks in an office, but rather to help the child with learning disabilities or visual dysfunction and to aid them as they learn and develop through their schooling. […]

Eye Tracking in Learning Disability

If you are struggling to help a child with a learning disability then the question of eye tracking when reading may have come up more than once.  Eye tracking refers to the ability of the reader to control their eye movements so that their eyes are pointing to the right place all the time when […]

Is Providing Reading Help For Children Insanity?

If you are the parent of a child with learning disabilities, reading help for children may seem like an enigma.  In fact, if doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results is a definition for insanity, then most reading help for children may look like insanity to you!  If you are struggling […]

Learning Disabilities Worldwide: Counting the Cost

Learning Disabilities Worldwide Vision therapy is one of the most exciting areas of help for children with learning disabilities worldwide such as reading problems and dyslexia, but the cost involved can be prohibitive. Vision therapy is often hard to find, even in countries like the UK, USA or Australia.  If you live outside of those […]

Diagnosing Learning Disabilities with Learning Disability Testing

Diagnosing Learning Disabilities with Learning Disability Testing Learning disability testing for diagnosing learning disabilities is a difficult and often controversial area. With no specific testing available which directly yields the diagnosis “learning disability”, is comes down to a variety of practitioners using a battery of tests to “piece together” the diagnosis of a child with […]

Learning Disability Resources

Providing children with learning disabilities resources that actually make a difference in their development has been a passion of mine for over 20 years. Despite the fact that diagnosing learning disabilities is a very broad subject, not often agreed upon among professionals, the learning difficulties definition is far easier to tie down: The definition is […]