auditory processing

In trying to help my son, Xander, with his sensory issues, it proved to be a much more complicated journey than it was with...

hearing loss

Our daughter, Faith, joined our family several years ago through adoption from China.  Faith has been diagnosed with a profound bilateral hearing loss. Faith...

gratitude

Here is an old idiom for you - "You catch more flies with honey than vinegar." My mom used to say that to me...

Reading - Visual Challenge

We recently had a young adult patient, who comes to us for vision care, describe a re-occurring experience that she would have while attending...

Coffee with Younger Self

Important Lessons... Yep. I was THAT kid. You know, the one who loved every single thing about school. From day one, I was the desk-straightener,...

handwriting challenges

For most of us, handwriting is second nature. Certainly we practiced it enough in school. Although our script might have “evolved” over the years...

folate deficiency

It's National Folic Acid Awareness Week and we are going to look at the impacts of a folate deficiency in children.  Folate is also...

initiation struggles

The assignment has been given. The homework is spread out on the dining room table. The chores have been charted and explained…..5 times. And...

stress buster box

If you’re much younger than me (no, don’t even ask), you may not remember the Calgon bubble bath commercial showing a stressed out woman...

new year new goals

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars." – Brian Littrell With the ringing in of each New Year, we tend...