Academics

Sensory Diet-Trampoline

A Sensory Break Saves the Day

Today while working with one of my vision therapy patients, I heard one of my other therapists, "Sue," getting very frustrated with her six-year-old patient, "Peter" during their therapy session. This high energy first...
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Reading Challenges? When to Suspect Vision as a Culprit

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...
Learning with Photos

Make Learning Fun: Hold a Photo Rally

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...
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“Probability Goals” Keep Your Perfectionist Child from Giving Up

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...
Reading Challenges - Vision Therapy

Medical Student Hates to Read? Adult Perspective on Reading Challenges

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...
Homework - Vision

Why the, “Homework Wars”?

“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...

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...

Inchimals Encourage a Multisensory Approach to Learning Math

What do you get when you combine a ruler with animals? Inchimals! Inchimals are 12 beautifully designed blocks ranging from 1-12 inches tall, each one featuring a different animal. For example, the 1" block has...
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Slug Bug Math

When my daughter was in first grade we had a fun activity that we used to do in our car rides all over the Orange County area. Some of you may remember the old...
money management

Money Management Made Simple

A couple of years ago my daughter was fifteen years old. For any of you who have teens (especially girls), you probably know many of them like to spend money. Often friends would ask,...