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Happy December! I have had a lot of great feedback from last blog post, titled Travel Therapy. I was going to do an individual blog on Stocking Stuffers, but the list I gave you on Travel Therapy, are all great gifts! Also, a fellow Vision Therapy Center in Brookfield, Mich., did a blog post titled […]

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Travel Therapy!

It is the holiday season, which means… lots of road trips coming our way. When I was growing up, my family traveled at least five hours to see our relatives. I remember coloring, listening to my cassette player (oh yeah!), playing Yahtzee with my brother, and playing “I Spy”. Nowadays, most of our kids are […]

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VII: Visual Closure

We have come to the end of our seven-part Perceptual Skill blog series. This post focuses (a little Vision Therapy humor) on Visual Closure, which is the ability to visualize a complete whole when given incomplete information or a partial picture.  Why is this important? It is the foundation skill for fluency and speed in […]

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Part VI: Figure Ground

Happy November! We are almost coming to the end of our series about the perceptual skills. Today we are going to discuss Figure-Ground. This skill helps us learn to visually isolate one object from a group of objects. For example, has your child asked, “Mom, I can’t find my shoes?!” Of course, those shoes are right under […]

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Part V: Sequential Memory

Hope all is well in the Vision Therapy world! Last week I was in Fort Worth, Texas, for a COVD seminar. It was a great experience to interact with other therapists. I will expand more on my experience in the next couple of posts. Today’s blog is going to be about Sequential Memory. There are two […]

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Part IV: Form Constancy

How many activities from last weeks blog did you incorporate into your child’s day? I used a lot during my therapy sessions with my patients! This week is about Form Constancy, which is the ability to mentally turn and rotate objects in our minds and picture what they would look like. This skill helps us distinguish differences […]

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Part III: Spatial Relations

For the last couple weeks we have been talking about Perceptual Skills. I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am. Today we are going to blog about Spatial Relations. I found a great website by Michelle Pratt, who is an Occupational Therapist.  I loved her website because she gave fun activities to improve each […]

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Perceptual Skills, Part II: Visual Memory

Today we’ll continue our series on Perceptual Skills and discuss Visual Memory. Previously, we have touched on the importance of visualization. We talked about how it can affect different subjects in school. Let’s do an updated review on Visual Memory.   So what is Visual Memory? Visual Memory helps us recall what we’ve seen. Obtaining maximum visual […]

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Perceptual Skills, Part I

Last week Dr. Durocher and I were chatting about perceptual skills and what each meant. Before starting Vision Therapy, we evaluate every child through a Perceptual Motor Evaluation (PME). It is about 1.5 hours of testing and we examine each perceptual skill. Each of the seven sets can cause an array of problems so over the […]

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Teacher Resources

School is back in session! In a previous post, I have blogged about how our vision can affect our learning abilities. With school starting back up, our office is seeing children with common symptoms like skipping lines when reading, poor penmanship, and loss of focus. Who are the most likely to notice these symptoms? The teachers! […]

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