Reading Challenges? When to Suspect Vision as a Culprit

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I earned a degree in education and was an elementary school teacher before my current role as administrator and head therapist for The Vision Improvement and Sensory Learning Programs. I now look back and wonder what kind of teacher I would have been if I knew then what I know now, especially with regard to […]

Make Learning Fun: Hold a Photo Rally

Learning with Photos

When I was in high school, one of the best club activities I ever participated in was a “Polaroid Rally”. We were sent on an adventure throughout the city to collect photos of various items on a list. When we returned we were judged on how creative and efficient we were on our quest. Nowadays, […]

Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know – Survive the “Summer Slump”

Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

The National Summer Learning Association is an organization that highlights the need for continuing academic support for kids during their summer “time-off.” “To succeed in school and life, children need ongoing opportunities to learn. This is especially true during the summer months. Although many imagine summers as carefree and relaxing – it is ever important […]

“Probability Goals” Keep your Perfectionist Child from Giving Up

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You may not think of your child as a “perfectionist”, after all, he may have a terribly untidy room or he may take little care in his writing when doing homework but perfectionist children aren’t necessarily “perfect in every way”. Sometimes perfection-ism only affects a small part of their lives.  In any case, there are […]

Medical Student Hates to Read? Adult Perspective on Reading Challenges

Reading Challenges - Vision Therapy

On so many occasions, I am asked about what types of individuals enroll in vision therapy. Many assume that it is just school aged children, who must have some learning disability or decreased IQ to cause them to be doing so poorly in school. This could not be further from the truth. We work with […]

Why the, “Homework Wars”?

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“Homework, wars”! It begins with the moment your child comes in the door from school. Your first thought is, “What do WE have for homework tonight?” How many hours of tears, yelling and complete frustration will it take in order to attempt to complete the work that the teacher says should only be taking 30 […]

Celebrate Dr Seuss’s Birthday by Reading

Dr. Seuss

March is nationally recognized as Reading Month and for the past fifteen years, the National Education Association (NEA) has sponsored the Read Across America Day. It takes place yearly on or near March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss was born March 2nd, 1904 and passed away on September 24th, 1991 at the age […]

NJ Gov. Chris Christie is Dyslexics’ Hero?

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As of August 2013, the State of New Jersey has taken two giant steps forward in special education law thanks to its legislature and Governor Chris Christie. New Jersey’s special education regulations now officially define “Dyslexia” as a disability (Assembly Bill 3608) and school districts must now provide professional development opportunities for dyslexia and reading […]

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Inchimals Encourage a Multisensory Approach to Learning Math

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What do you get when you combine a ruler with animals? ! are 12 beautifully designed blocks ranging from 1-12 inches tall, each one featuring a different animal. For example, the 1″ block has a tiny ladybug, while the 12″ one has a towering giraffe. Inch segments are also represented. On one end of the […]

Magic Word Books from How Do I Teach This Kid to Read?

How Do I Teach this Kid to Read?

In honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month, I selected an activity to spotlight from Kimberly A. Henry’s book, . A printable called the Magic Book is included on a CD that accompanies this book and it helps teach phonemic awareness. An Interactive Tool A Magic Word Book is an interactive tool for helping children […]

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