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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconAugust 31, 2015 at 11:18 pm

Check your visual perceptual skills!

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Can You Actually Spot All The Differences?

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How well do your eyes see certain types of detail?

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconAugust 29, 2015 at 6:34 pm

http://drslotnick.com/2015/08/learning-lenses/

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Learning Lenses - Dr. Samantha Slotnick

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In honor of August being Children’s Vision & Learning Month, Dr. Slotnick has made a contribution to Natural Awakenings Magazine: In this article, Dr. Slotnick helps parents identify important questions for their child’s educational wellness: Click below to read- Learning Lenses: Bringing focus…Re…

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconAugust 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Remarkable foresight...

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Schools in San Francisco implement meditation & students’ happiness and academic success soars

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We've seen yoga, standing desks and vegetarian lunches turn troubled schools around, but we've never seen meditation adopted successfully within the school system. Until now. According to reports, several San Francisco middle and high schools, as well as scattered schools around the Bay Area, ha ...

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
August 26, 2015 at 12:07 am

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared their video.

Getting ready for success this school year!

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconAugust 25, 2015 at 12:40 am

5 Star: manolo d. "The workshop was very interesting.Dr. Slotnick's energy and dynamism was so refreshing during the lecture. She answered all of my questions. She iseems to be exceptional in her profession. I hope to be able to come back for more." http://bit.ly/1K4yoBu

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconAugust 24, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Very common struggle in patients with a history of mild traumatic brain injury...

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Missing My Memory: Life With a Traumatic Brain Injury

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I used to have the most amazing memory. All of that changed when I slipped on a patch of ice one cold, February morning.

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconAugust 24, 2015 at 11:18 am

Must-read!

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ADD/ADHD...the vision connection and the drug-free treatment of choice

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Why do some health care plans cover a life-time supply of psycho-stimulant medication for ADD/ADHD but deny patients coverage for the vision development and rehabilitative therapy that will correct...

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconAugust 21, 2015 at 1:22 am

Valuable insights for people who are friends/ family to a person who has sustained a brain injury.

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Lost & Found: What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know

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I need a lot more rest than I used to. I’m not being lazy. I get physical fatigue as well as a “brain fatigue.” It is very difficult and tiring for my brain to think, process, and organize. Fatigue...

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconAugust 13, 2015 at 12:50 am

5 Star: Valentina S. "What a huge difference in just a few month...I see my granddaughter only few times a year, but this time I can see a huge improvement in behavioral and overall demeanor. I am so glad L. is getting the help that she needs." http://bit.ly/1K4yoBu

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconAugust 10, 2015 at 5:20 am

5 Star: Danielle M. "I had the pleasure of observing Dr. Slotnick in her office while Vision Therapy was in progress. It was a joy watching these children gain not only skills, but confidence through their activities." http://bit.ly/1K4yoBu

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconAugust 8, 2015 at 12:40 pm

August is Vision and Learning Month!
Follow the link for my brief informational article
on what parents can do to make sure their children are VISUALLY READY for school!
http://www.wakeupnaturally.com/Westchester-Putnam-NY/August-2015/Learning-Lenses/

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Learning Lenses

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August is Vision and Learning Month, reminding us to be sure our children are fully prepared for success when they return to the classroom. Success in school depends...

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
August 3, 2015 at 11:39 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared Chitralekha's video.

Please be careful when selecting "entertainment" for infants. As this video shows all too clearly, there are overly stimulating properties that make it difficult for *anyone* to put down the smartphone.
This is not a baby toy, and should not be used as a convenient distraction with infants and children.
Screen time is devoid of the three- dimensional visual-motor learning opportunities which stimulate cognitive and social development.
Please consider the (mis)behavioral and developmental consequences of the premature use of touchscreens.

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Chitralekha

(ટાઈમપાસ):-

ટેણિયાનો Mobile Mania...

Audrey Ferrante Smart phones, tablets and keys should not be given to a baby.

August 4, 2015 at 8:56 pm

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconJuly 30, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Pretty sensational technology from Google, allowing you to translate the world, real time!

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Google Translate App Uses Camera to Decipher Foreign Languages in Real Time

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The Google Translate team test their new app in 27 languages as they translate Ritchie Valens’ hit song, La Bamba.

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconJuly 28, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Spatial thinking and planning are valuable visual processing skills, which we may develop with practice and experience.

When technology enables us to bypass thinking and planning opportunities, our brains literally atrophy from underuse.

Digital maps are terrific and convenient, but no substitute for being oriented!

See below!

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Spatial Orientation and the Brain: The Effects of Map Reading and Navigation ~ GIS Lounge

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Your brain on maps: Map reading and orienteering are becoming lost arts in the world of global positioning systems (GPS) and other geospatial technologies.

Jeff Pinto
July 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Dr. Slotnick is a star! She takes the time necessary to clearly assess my "state of vision" and any update me on potential behavioral issues which may impact my eye sight. I really enjoy learning and spending time with her throughout my visit, and always leave 110% satisfied! 5 stars...as usual! :)

Dr. Samantha Slotnick Thank you, Jeff! I appreciate your confidence in me, for so many years!
It is our pleasure, as always....

July 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
July 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared Popstar! Magazine's video.

Nifty visual effect!

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Popstar! Magazine

Look at the center of this image for 30sec
Then watch Van Gogh's *Starry Night* come to life

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconJuly 20, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared their event.

All the preparations are in place for our 2-day Workshop on Strabismus, in Athens, Greece! Looks like we have dodged the bullet on this INTERNATIONAL EVENT!
Only a few seats left!
https://www.facebook.com/events/843198339089518/

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Visual Foundations and Diagnostics for Patients with Strabismus

Visual Foundations and Diagnostics for Patients with Strabismus

This comprehensive course provides a foundation for relating to patients with strabismus, anisometropia, and other binocular adaptations:
- Explores clinical considerations for analyzing the sensory status of the patient with strabismus.
- Evaluates optometric findings in a sensory processing context.
- Helps the clinician establish a prognosis and an effective plan for strabismus training.
- Introduces the MIT as a diagnostic testing tool. Helps clinicians interpret image projection responses, both normal and anomalous projection.
- Provides extensive recommendations for activities which support processing of visual information over 4 dimensions of space/time.

* Attendance limited to 20.

Outline:
► Thinking in 3 (4) Dimensions
Visual Adaptations
► Case Analysis
Patient-oriented Sensory Assessment
Optometric findings
Sensorimotor interpretation
► Sensory Fusion and Motor Fusion
► Classic model vs behavioral model
► Diagnostics of Visual Projection
MIT/Swirl as a diagnostic tool
Normal and Anomalous Projection (Correspondence)
Assessing Anomalous Projection
Cover Testing
Brock Posture Board Campimetry
Compartmentalized visual perception in strabismus
► Therapeutics: Development of binocular processing
Biofeedback with MIT/Swirl
Flow chart
► Building a 4-D Brain: Vision Therapy techniques for all binocularly-challenged patients.
Harnessing Monocular Depth Cues
Looming: Processing space/time
Multi-sensory Integration Activities
Central-Peripheral Integration Activities
Visual Processing Development in computerized games
Visual Imagery: Visualization and Visual Memory Activities


For registration information, See:
https://sites.google.com/a/rakos.gr/visiontraining/institute/slotnickstr

Download Seminar Brochure:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/45054392/Optometry%20Meetings/Greece%20Seminar%202015/Slotnick%20Seminar%20-%20Athens%20GREECE.pdf

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconJuly 20, 2015 at 12:50 am

5 Star: Steve Y. "Talk about refreshing! It's nice to see someone that truly cares about what they do. Dr. Slotnick has a passion for what she does and it shows. She is always in a good mood and it carries over to...more" http://bit.ly/1GuG5up

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconJuly 14, 2015 at 8:21 pm

Have you had your infant evaluated yet?
Dr. Slotnick has been providing infant visual evaluations as an InfantSEE Provider since its inception, 10 years ago!

http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/29543032/vision-program-behind-now-viral-baby-video-is-available-to-anyone

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Vision program behind now-viral baby video is available to anyone

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Millions of people have seen the video, and now were learning more about the program that helped a baby see. Its called InfantSEE, and with it, babies across the country can get free eye care.

Lauri Griffin dare you not to smile...

July 14, 2015 at 9:44 pm

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconJuly 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Sensory-sensitive clothes, "foolproof" reversibility.

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These clothes are comfy and stylish and can make life much easier for kids with autism.

http://www.upworthy.com

"Revolutionary? No, just 'mom sense.'"

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconJuly 11, 2015 at 1:03 am

A quick bit on vision, by Dr. Cheryl Murphy...

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How Fast Can the Eyes See? Move?

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I know the eyes are fast. Our vision seems almost instant. But just how speedy are our eyes?

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconJuly 9, 2015 at 11:28 am

WooHoo!
Special delivery!
So excited to be published among this outstanding array of optometrists who are changing lives around the globe!

Big congratulations to Marc Taub and Pam Schnell for their extraordinary work in collecting and editing these cases!

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconJuly 2, 2015 at 2:30 am

5 Star: Daniel M. "Once again Matthew loved his vision therapy sessionSince he started therapy his self-confidence has skyrocketed, he is now enjoying group sports, riding his bike, playing with words, enjoying good grades, showing how smart he is and doing his homework in a timely manner. What a difference from 9 nine month ago." http://bit.ly/1K4yoBu

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconJune 29, 2015 at 2:50 am

5 Star: Google U. "It was a pleasure for both my daughter and I to visit the practice . Dr. Slotnick's approach towards my child was wonderful and the consultation was very thorough. The doctoc took the time needed to explain all medical issues and I can confidently say that was are in good hands." http://bit.ly/1K4yoBu

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconJune 28, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Learning is the process of creating filters for what we see ... so that we can react more efficiently when presented with similar information in the future.
We modify our reaction speed with anticipation of what to look for.

In other words:
"Eyes don't tell people what they see... People tell eyes what to look for."
Lawrence MacDonald, optometrist, 1960s

Research is catching up... see below.

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How the brain learns to distinguish between what is important and what is not

http://www.sciencedaily.com

Traffic lights, neon-lit advertisements, a jungle of road signs: when learning to drive, it is often very difficult to distinguish between important and irrelevant information. How the brain learns the importance of certain images over others is being investigated by researchers. They show that lear…

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