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Behavioral Optometrists

Larry Fitzgerald is helping eye doctors spread the word

Arizona Cardinals 2008 NFC West Champions’ wide-receiver, Larry Fitzgerald, is helping eye doctors spread the word to parents that vision problems can interfere with a child’s ability to pay attention, read and learn. “Even if you have been told your child has perfect vision or 20/20 vision , your child could still be at-risk of having a learning-related vision problem ,” warns Fitzgerald.

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School Woes Are Caused By Disorder of Sight

DEAR ABBY: Please help me get the word out about a common condition that severely affects children’s ability to succeed in school because it inhibits reading, spelling and concentration.

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Think your child has ADD-Attention Deficit Disorder?

By Harley Flego (Parent) How could my daughter, a bright, articulate, 7-year old who could paint ‘Starry Night’ by Van Gogh, speak two languages and sing with perfect pitch not be able to read? I just didn’t understand. Chelsea did well in preschool and kindergarten. There was no sign of anything wrong. The eye doctor […]

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Goodbye Frustration

By Eleanor Skale Lowenstein (parent) I suspected that my daughter Shari was a perfectionist when she was around 5 years old.  Not that perfectionism is necessarily a bad thing; I just didn’t like watching the frustration level arise in her every time she sat at the kitchen table and tried to write or do a […]

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How My Child Learning Potential Increased Dramatically

By Kathy Caruso (parent) My oldest daughter, Anya was adopted from Russia when she was almost 6 years old. She is a great kid who came with a few challenges. She had been diagnosed with a language delay in Russia, and although, she learned to speak English very quickly, she often mixed up words and […]

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