Reading Challenges? When to Suspect Vision as a Culprit

accommodative insufficiency

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?


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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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 […]

Flash Cards and Learning Activities


Flash Cards can be an easy and cost-effective way to work with your kids on various skills. With these fabulous cards created by Mudpuppy, teaching and learning can be fun. These cards have lots of fun and colorful illustrations and there are a variety of cards for different subjects. Each set consists of 26 5 […]

9 Ways to Bring Literacy Alive: Books are Not Just for Reading


My bookshelves are overflowing with books. I am quite the book junkie. I love books of all sizes and shapes, and find a need to have one (or more) for every topic I teach. Many years ago, as I started to discover the multiple integrated ways children learn, books took on a whole new dimension […]

How to Sneak in Pre-Reading Skills for Young Children


As a School Psychologist, I often field questions about what parents can do to help a child learn and be ready for school. My answer is simple – read to your child. However, when you have a child with learning, social and/or behavioral challenges reading time can be tricky! I know what is like to […]

Enhance Memory and Reading Skills with a Picture Game


allows for three different games to be played by 1 to 4 players. This game can be customized to fit the needs of your child. If 36 potential matches are too many, scale the game back to a more suitable amount as you build your child’s skills. Features 2-sided game mat with a duplicate of […]

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