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Farsighted Children Struggle with Attention

​Vision problems often undetected, uncorrected in younger kids By: Misti Crane Published on October 09, 2017 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farsighted preschoolers and kindergartners have a harder time paying attention and that could put them at risk of slipping behind in school, a new study suggests. An estimated 4 to 14 percent of preschoolers have moderate [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Learning, Resources|Comments Off on Farsighted Children Struggle with Attention

Back to School – Are you missing something?

Published on Jun 30, 2014 by COVD As children get ready to go back to school, parents are going through their checklists to make sure everything is taken care of so their children are fully prepared for school. However, most checklists are missing something that could make the difference between success and failure. Watch this [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Events and News|Comments Off on Back to School – Are you missing something?

School-aged Vision: 6 to 18 Years of Age

Good vision is of paramount importance when it comes to success in school. When certain visual skills have not developed, or are poorly developed, learning is difficult and stressful, and children will typically: Avoid reading and other near visual work as much as possible. Attempt to do the work anyway, but with a lowered level [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Events and News|Comments Off on School-aged Vision: 6 to 18 Years of Age

How One Brain Came Back From Unconsciousness

By: Stephen S. Hall Photo: Dylan Coulter for New York Magazine; Dylan Rizzo, April 2015. After a serious car accident in December 2010, Dylan Rizzo was left in a deep coma with minimal chances of regaining consciousness or regaining meaning full recovery. Serious brain injuries are extremely difficult to diagnose, and the diagnosis is often [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Events and News|Comments Off on How One Brain Came Back From Unconsciousness

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Fact Sheet1 In 2010, about 2.5 million emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, or deaths were associated with TBI—either alone or in combination with other injuries—in the United States. TBI contributed to the deaths of more than 50,000 people. TBI was a diagnosis in more than 280,000 hospitalizations and 2.2 million ED visits. These [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Resources|Comments Off on March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Rotating Snakes Are All In Your Mind

Story courtesy of NPR: Like a detective, the vision scientist knows how to recognize clues, especially when they're staring him in the face. Says Backus: "The first thing to notice about Rotating Snakes is that the motion grinds to a halt if you stare at just one part of the image. On the other hand, [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|Events and News|Comments Off on The Rotating Snakes Are All In Your Mind

8 Fun Games That Can Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills

Executive Function Issues Difficulty organizing oneself to accomplish tasks. Kids with these issues often have trouble planning ahead, prioritizing, self-correcting, starting activities and shifting from one task to another. Sometimes referred to as executive functioning disorder. Board games require players to follow directions, take turns and plan strategies—three skills that may be tough kids with [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Events and News|Comments Off on 8 Fun Games That Can Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills

Brain Hierarchy: When Your Child’s Lower Brain Levels Are Weak, they Can’t Learn

The Brain Develops in Layers "Why is it important to know how your child’s brain works and which parts are responsible for learning? Although the brain is complicated, the more you understand about how your child or student’s brain functions, then you can target those specific areas with activities and exercises to improve their learning [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|Events and News|Comments Off on Brain Hierarchy: When Your Child’s Lower Brain Levels Are Weak, they Can’t Learn