How Behavioral Optometry Can Unlock Your Child's Potential: Identifying and Overcoming Blocks to Concentration, Self-Esteem and School Success with Vision Therapy

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 160 pages
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Visual dysfunctions can limit children's concentration, self esteem and school success as they struggle to understand fundamentals such as colors, letters and how to judge distance. With the right help, these obstacles can be overcome, allowing children to reach their full potential and see the world clearly.

This accessible book explores how visual problems develop and how they can be reversed through effective and efficient visual therapy. It breaks down myths surrounding visual dysfunction and explains in straightforward terms the various conditions that could be impacting a child's perception, even if they have perfect sight. The visual therapy used in behavioral optometry retrains the brain to perform visual skills more effectively. In these pages there is clear guidance on the array of therapies, techniques and aids available, all of which can make a profound difference to a child's life.

This introductory guide to behavioral optometry will be a welcome resource for parents and professionals in search of options to help a child who is experiencing visual problems.

 

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Contents

Preface
12
My Vision for This Book
16
Background and Basics
28
What Is Vision Therapy and When Is It Needed?
59
Part III Specific Vision Problems and Behavioral Optometric Interventions
104
When I Was 12
125
A Sample Letter
126
Visual Function Selftest
128
Exercises That May be Done at Home
130
If You Have Questions
145
Bibliography
146
Glossary
151
Index
156
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Joel H. Warshowsky is a Holistic Behavioral and Developmental Optometrist. He is Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus and founding chief of paediatrics at SUNY State College of Optometry where he has taught for 37 years. He has served as Optometric Consultant to numerous schools for child development throughout the states of New York and New Jersey. Joel has lectured internationally and published widely in the field of Optometry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He maintains two holistic pediatric practices in New York and New Jersey and lives in New York City.

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