Discrimination Disorder

Third Grade Reading Challenges

Third Grade: Reading Challenges Rear their Ugly Head

I have been a vision therapist for over two decades and have worked with hundreds of children in our vision therapy program. Recently, a parent asked, "What is the most common age of our...
light therapy

Light Therapy: Will Looking at a Light Help Me in School?

"Will looking at a light help me in school?" was recently asked by one of my current vision therapy patients, “Henry”. "Henry" is an eight your old boy currently in the third grade. He...
Gagging and Sound Irritation

6 Tips to Help with Gagging and Sound Irritation

Does your child cover their ears and yell when they hear someone chewing food? Do they react to the sound of coughing and sneezing? Does your child gag when they watch people eat?  Are they able...
Auditory Memory

Auditory Processing: Memory, Organization and Integration

In a seven part series, I covered the multiple components involved with an Auditory Processing Disorder. I opened the discussion by describing the multi-system approach and moved into the sensory component to auditory processing,...
accommodative insufficiency

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...
Auditory Distraction

Is it Auditory Attention or Auditory Distractibility?

For those who have been following this series on the multi-system approach to Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), you have learned that APD is indeed a multifaceted disorder. I discussed Auditory Awareness - an ism...
Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Extraction – Getting the Key Message

I opened this series with an overview discussion about the Multi-System approach to Auditory Processing Disorders.  According to this system-integrated model developed by this professional, the six main systems involved in auditory processing are: 1....
Comprehensive Vision Exam

Was My Child’s Vision Exam Enough?

So if I were to ask, "How many of you enjoy your child's school conference with the teacher?" do you think I would get a large number saying that it is something they look...
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...
covering ears

Auditory Hypersensitivity – An Emotional Response

In the first article within this series, I opened with an overview of the multi-system approach to auditory processing disorders (APDs) as described in Lucker’s Multi-System Integrative Model of Auditory Processing (Lucker 2008).  We...