Dr. Wittman with one of the test subjects for a study she is participating in about TBI and visual consequences in the veteran population. She is also participating in a study at Texas Tech about auditory and mobility issues in the visually impaired population.
Teaching our brains to see better in life and baseball. With a little practice on a computer or iPad - 25 minutes a day, 4 days a week, for 2 months - our brains can learn to see better, according to a study of University of California, Riverside baseball players reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology. The new evidence also shows that a visual training program can sometimes make the difference between winning and losing.
Counting Practice - Giant Holiday Dot-to-Dot Counting Games
Module 13. Strategies for Improving Literacy Skills in Children with CVI. Diane Sheline. 54 minutes. This webinar discusses a variety of techniques & strategies that teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students w/ CVI. The focus will be on strategies for students functioning in the CVI Range of Phase III; however some pre-reading techniques will be discussed for students in Phase II. Learn a variety of ideas to increase the motivation level of your students & make reading fun!
Congratulations to Lindsey Biel, an OT whose book, Sensory Processing Challenges just came out. In a later section entitled Developmental Optometrists and Other Vision Specialists, Lindsey identifies the former as an expert in functional and behavioral vision, and the latter as authoritative in surgery and disease. Lindsey notes: “A good place to find a qualified developmental optometrist is through the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (covd.org).”
Perceptual Learning and Developmental Dyslexia. "...That is because of all the forces that still insist that dyslexia is a phonological problem to the exclusion of vision playing any significant role. The tide is slowly but steadily turning, a trend that we identified in this blog last year. Professor Facoetti and his group at the University of Padua in Italy have had a significant influence in this regard, and you can access all of his research papers here."
Great chart for visual attention. Student has to find A, 1, B, 2, C, 3 and so on to Z, 26. Was really hard for some students. Add balance board and peripheral taps to make it more difficult. See this blog post to learn how to do peripheral taps. nashvillevisionth...