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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!),…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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,…

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Healthy Eyes

Let’s talk about food! We have all heard “you are what you eat,” right? That could not ring more true. What we put into our bodies truly affects us and how we function. Today we are going to talk about some…

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