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http://www.eonline.com/news/773350/disney-s-finding-dory-to-feature-groundbreaking-technology-for-low-vision-and-blind-audiences-for-the-first-time

Disney's Finding Dory to Feature Groundbreaking Technology for Low-Vision and Blind Audiences for the First Time.

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Finding Dory to Feature New Technology for Low-Vision Audiences

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Disney and Pixar are teaming up with new technology to ensure that every fan is able to watch Fin...

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Facebook IconJune 15, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared a page.

Hello, Vision Therapy Community!
Are you among the many who KNOW, first-hand, the powerful, life-changing impact of treating Binocular Vision Disorders (BVD)?

Please participate in this grassroots campaign to raise education and awareness for TREATABLE binocular vision problems. Left undiagnosed, BVD problems limit potentials and tarnish hope and self-esteem in kids who struggle needlessly!

A bill is being proposed to enact legislation for school screening for FUNCTIONAL binocular vision problems, rather than simply checking for eyesight.

Please visit this page and consider lending your support, and your VOICE!

Thank you!
Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Behavioral Optometrist

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Let Them See Clearly Campaign LTSCC

Stop schools from violating IDEA, by excluding binocular vision disorder. Pass H.R. 3535/4040, making vision and hearing test part of the IEP process.

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June 12, 2016 at 1:35 pm

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Registration filling up! Great opportunity to develop your strabismus and binocular management skills, just 2 weeks away! Come join us in Toronto! --> http://slotnickrcscanada.eventzilla.net

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http://therapyfunzone.net/blog/the-monkey-hand-exerciser/

The monkey hand exerciser can help your child's fine motor skills and pencil grip!

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The Monkey Hand Exerciser - Therapy Fun Zone

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I have wanted to post about this little Pediatools monkey pediatric hand exerciser for about a year now, but I had only seen it on the internet, and had never seen one in person, so I didn’t know if I loved it. Now that I have seen it and tried it, I can honestly say …

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http://www.cantechletter.com/2016/06/tetris-turns-32-remember-canadian-study-helped-build-legend/

Tetris can help your eyes and brain work together!!

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As Tetris turns 32, remember the Canadian study that added to its legend - Cantech Letter

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It’s been repeatedly voted as standing amongst the greatest video games of all time. And a Canadian study confirmed that its effect goes beyond mere fun and games. On June 6, 1984, Tetris, the tile matching puzzle game that had people staring at small handheld screens before it was fashionable, was…

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http://m.sugaraunts.com/n3b1jxj/articles/27066/Animal-Cracker-Oral-Motor-Exercise-with-Shape-Identification

A fun oral sensory processing activity!

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Sugar Aunts: Animal Cracker Oral Motor Exercise with Shape Identification

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Oral sensory processing oral motor activity that is perfect for sensory input like proprioception for calming activities and self regulation activities as well as oral motor exercises for weak cheek mussels or weak lip closure and tongue protrusion.

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Wow!
Blinking provides a completely different perception!

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June 3, 2016 at 11:15 pm

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May 22, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared Spielbound's video.

Stay in the Game!

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Stay Sharp Seniors: Did you know that playing board games is more associated with preventing dementia than diet, exercise, or reading? Until a few years ago, neither did we! As the importance of elder care grows, we are determined to help get more seniors together around games. We are developing Seniors Play game kits that contain games specifically modified to make playing games more feasible and enjoyable for seniors with a variety of possible health states. We are partnering with Community 360 and UNMC to bring these games directly to seniors nearby. Also, memberships to the game library are discounted for teachers and seniors (age 55+), and we open it at 9am every day in hopes that retirees will explore our game library. #seniorsplay (video 3 of 4)

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Facebook IconMay 21, 2016 at 10:25 am

Correlation of vision problems and ADHD confirmed in a national survey, >75,000 participants.

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ADHD and Vision Problems in the National Survey of Children's Health. - PubMed - NCBI

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Optom Vis Sci. 2016 May;93(5):459-65. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000000823.

Dr. Samantha Slotnick Specifically, this study identifies the highest correlation between ADHD and "vision problems which are not correctable with glasses or contacts." This would include functional vision problems, like convergence insufficiency, oculomotor dysfunction, accommodative problems.

So, the take home is:
If your child is suspected of having AD/HD, this alone is a strong indication to have their vision assessed, preferably by an eye doctor who can diagnose and treat vision problems which are not correctable with glasses or contacts.
The value is that successful treatment of the vision problems can mitigate the impact of ADHD.

May 21, 2016 at 11:38 am

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Very interesting post/ video:
The visual process does not require visual input!
This blind man (with no eyes) demonstrates how he creates visual images from other sensory inputs, hands in particular.

His drawings include important components, but they are disproportionate, based on their relative importance in his experience.
**Note that his self-portrait is a fairly accurate representation of the sensory homunculus: enlarged lips, hands.

This individual explores the world sequentially by touch. To gain visual closure on images, he must sustain visualization (picture in his mind) of each sequential input to form a complete picture. He demonstrates this process when he tries to produce the drawing: Notice that he draws a car by features, but makes no enclosure of the car as a whole in which to place its parts.
His visual-motor integration is a challenge in that he does not gain biofeedback on his drawing attempts on paper. Thus, proportionality of the final results does not have the opportunity to be readjusted.
A therapeutic way to build this skill would be to make etched impressions in clay, so he can learn to feel and know distances and proportions.

He does have other sensory inputs. In particular, the auditory system can provide simultaneous spatial information, as he listens to sounds of movement. (A tail swishing in the air as a cat purrs, for example, would provide some simultaneous input on cat volume, which he can translate into a visual image.)

There is great value in appreciating the role of vision in the integrated use of all our senses in the space of the mind. These visual information processing skills can be TRAINED, and are not dependent on visual input.

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A blind guy drew sketches of what he thinks things look like. The results are fascinating.

http://www.someecards.com

Tommy Edison, who goes by the moniker "The Blind Film Critic" on YouTube, creates videos where he talks about the hilarious perks of being blind and urges those who have the ability to

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Is your child ready to learn?

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Facebook IconMay 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm

Why are TWO eyes better than one?
For more reasons than you think!
Read the perspective of Sue Barry, a patent who was cross-eyed, and rehabilitated!

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A Surprising Reason Why Two (Coordinated) Eyes Are Better Than One.

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Seeing while moving; what eye exams don’t reveal.

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May 18, 2016 at 10:24 am

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May 16, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared Oh my god's video.

Extraordinary visual motor integration skills!
Watch his eyes, he makes tremendous use of his peripheral vision, and had four dimensional thinking in spatial/ time organization!

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Oh my god

This kid is insane!

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Dr. Deedra Mason... discussing antioxidants in the body and the EYES!

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Rules to live by: Wake up --> Be awesome --> Sleep... Repeat!

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In a room filled with bright minds... ready to learn about the role of antioxidants in women's health with Dr. Deedra Mason, Naturopathic doctor!

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