Resources for Addressing Visual Sensory Issues

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Perceptual skills allow the brain to organize and interpret information that is seen, and give it meaning. Visual Form Perception Specifically, visual form perception involves the ability to recognize shapes from its background, the ability to choose objects that have the same shape but different size or position, the ability to identify symbols or objects […]

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Eyegames, Part 3: Behavioral Optometrist’s Evaluation

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Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises: An OT and Optometrist Offer Activities to Enhance Vision! was co-authored by Lois Hickman and Rebecca Hutchins, an occupational therapist and an optometrist, and is a must read. This is a three part series based on this book, following our recent review, Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises. In Eyegames, […]

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Eyegames, Part 2: Visual Perception Problems

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Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises: An OT and Optometrist Offer Activities to Enhance Vision! was co-authored by Lois Hickman and Rebecca Hutchins, an occupational therapist and an optometrist, and is a must read. This is a three part series based on this book, following our recent review, Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises. In Eyegames, […]

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Eyegames, Part 1: An Optometrist’s Perspective on Vision Therapy

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 is a fascinating read for professionals and parents alike. Co-authored by Lois Hickman and Rebecca Hutchins, an occupational therapist and an optometrist, this book is a must read. It will literally open your eyes (pun intended) into an understanding of the visual sensory processing component that is interwoven with all the other senses. On the […]

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Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises

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Lois Hickman and Rebecca Hutchins, an occupational therapist and an optometrist, co-authored  to offer activities to improve vision. This short read and reference embarks on sharing insight about visual learning, beginning at birth, along with how vision proceeds to develop up until the child enters school. Vision, touch and movement are interconnected. “Integrating the sense […]

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Trouble Reading? Consider Vision Therapy

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The function of eye movements goes well beyond vision and reflects higher brain processes. (Gauthier 1990) Through the processes of observation and elimination, we can often get to the root of a reading problem and begin working on correcting it. However, I believe one thing that either gets placed at the bottom of the list, […]

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Visual Challenges: Dealing with the Reversal Problem

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Reversals are among the most common characteristics seen in children with learning disabilities. Many children reverse letters in the early years because they lack familiarity with letter and/or number symbols. Visual reversals should not be present beyond seven years of age. This usually indicates some form of delayed neurological maturation. Students who reverse letters, especially […]

OT Month: Checklist for Identifying Visual Perception Difficulties in a Student’s Schoolwork

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Visual Perception is the ability to interpret, analyze and give meaning to what is seen. The process of taking in one’s environment is referred to as “perception.” If this perception is incorrect or altered in any way, a child will present with reading, spelling, handwriting, maths and comprehension problems. Visual perception may be connected to […]

Physical Therapy and SPD, The Sensory-Motor Team

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October is both National Physical Therapy Month and National Sensory Awareness Month. Given the timing of both of these opportunities to increase awareness of both of these topics, I would like to explore the crossroads between Physical Therapy and Sensory Processing Disorders. In the Beginning When a baby is born they come into the world […]

Eye Games: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises Reviewed by Yoga Therapist

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This practical handbook, , opens with a beautiful segue describing light as the main factor in vision and our need to be outside and connected to nature. Natural light and time outdoors are key factors in all aspects of our health and in the introduction, they get right to the heart of the matter: “Experiencing life […]

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