By Etta V. Rowley. Traces movement patterns from birth to walking age. It encourages parents to enhance their infant's development by using movement. The suggested procedures are developmentally sequenced to create the foundation necessary for efficient vision. Good for the reception room, patient give-aways, gifts to new parents for a basic explanation of vision. Softbound, 121 pages.
By Etta V. Rowley. This book will clearly explain that sight is the ability to see clearly, that vision is the ability to take what you see and do something with it, why good vision is necessary for superior learning, how to tell if your child has good or poor vision and how to enhance vision at any age. It comes with diagrammed, fun and simple exercises that lay out the neurological pathways to support enhanced vision and learning and to improve physical coordination. Enhanced self-esteem is a natural by-product of following these simple and fun exercises. Softbound, 77 pages.
By Emily Bradley Lyons. This extraordinary book takes the reader beyond the basic, fundamental steps of imagery into the visual, silent, effortless, beyond-word-and-thought process or true visualization. Within each one of us are untapped resources and dimensions unknown to us. This engrossing book leads the reader step-by-step on a journey of discovery to find those inner powers. The detailed procedures and principles that the author shares come from a long and insightful first-hand experience as a vision therapist, working with literally hundreds of people who needed to find the hidden self they were unable to discover by themselves. Softbound, 123 pages.
By David L. Cook, OD. The Solution to Any One of These Six Questions Might Change Your Child's Life: - Is your child frustrated and struggling in school even though you know he or she is bright? - Does homework, which should take minutes, drag on all evening? - Is your child a better reader on the first pages, starting out fine then squirming or wanting to get away? - Is it difficult for your child to get thoughts down on paper even though he or she does well verbally? - Is your child's frustration in school causing him/her to be labeled with "attention deficit" even though attention is good when listening rather than using his/her eyes? - Does your child have an eye that drifts or is lazy and affects depth perception, coordination or schoolwork? IF YOU RECOGNIZED YOUR CHILD in any of the above, then read this book. Learn how you can detect if your child is struggling unnecessarily and find out where to turn for help. Softbound, 174 pages.
By Beverly Stokes. Parents will learn to observe and participate in experiential exercises of their baby. Childcare professionals and educators will learn about body-mind organization and discover new ways to observe, relate and design activities for babies. Beverly Stokes is a Registered Movement Educator and leader in the field of infant movement development and communication. Softbound, 239 pages. (Companion DVD also available.)
By James Kimple. Written by an educator who is also the father of four children with learning difficulties, this book discusses the nature of visual development and the importance of the visual system to school success. Includes sections on the role of the school and the unfortunate labels that are placed on children who are having trouble; the behavioral optometry approach to helping to solve learning-related vision problems, including a "red flags" list of symptoms; some basic common sense parenting tips; and an illustrated section of home and school activities, games and exercises to enhance functioning in specific areas. Perfect reading for parents and educators. Softbound, 160 pages.
By Dr. Janet A. Stumbo, Veterinarian. After a serious car accident in which she suffered severe head trauma and was partially blinded, Dr.Stumbo was diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and given the devastating verdict, "no hope" for improvement. A fascinating first-hand account of this TBI survivor. The author shares how behavioral vision care lead to recovery by providing skills to function and prosper after medical doctors gave her little hope for a normal life. A message to survivors, families and health care practitioners who work with TBI patients. Softbound, 209 pages.
A book of black and white patterns designed to stimulate a baby's vision development from ages 1 month to 6 months, or can be used with any patient who could benefit from visual stimulation. 40 pages, comb binding.
By Dr. Lynn F. Hellerstein
Calling All Parents and Teachers . . .Welcome to the world of visualization - where children learn to learn better, achieve more and build confidence. Children are naturally curious - think of all the things that a toddler and pre-schooler get into. What happens when the formal school years hit? Why do so many struggle in school, a place where their curiosity should be encouraged to grow?
For too many, the basic academic subjects - reading, writing, spelling and math - become frustrating. Your child may become a "behavioral" problem, stressed and/or anxious and a master of avoiding tasks.
With Dr. Lynn Hellerstein's pioneering book, See It. Say It. Do It!, your child will discover a whole new world. Action will be taken in all areas of his or her life by:
* Becoming more confident
* Creating strategies to overcome obstacles and barriers
* Being successful in school
* Developing a joy for learning
* Enhancing sports performance
Even if your child doesn't have learning issues, See It. Say It. Do It! offers the tools and strategies that will improve and empower performance levels. Both you and your child will be celebrating with a huge Ta-Dah!
How to Use This Book
This book is made up of four parts. Each section includes Activities to support its specific theme. The first part explores what visualization is and how it develops. In the second part, the See It. Say It. Do It! Model is introduced. The model was developed in my optometric practice. The acronym VDAT is the adult terminology for the See It. Say It. Do It! Model. It stands for Visualize, Declare, Take Action, and Transform.
Visualize is See It.
Declare is Say It.
Take Action is Do It!
The model leads to Transformation, which for your child is a huge Ta-Dah! The third section includes specific visual processing skills and visualization strategies relating to school subjects that can help your child. Implementing them results in greater learning and confidence. The final section provides a variety of topics that focus on personal growth, from getting along to dealing with scary and emotional situations.
A more thorough explanation of vision therapy as well as the results of our patient survey to evaluate effectiveness of their vision therapy is included in the Appendix. A glossary of vision terms and resources is also given.
Some of the chapters will have a numerical reference at the end of a sentence or paragraph. You will find details of a study or citing per the chapter in the Endnotes section at the back of the book.
There are suggestions on where these Activities can best be used throughout the book. Sometimes a road trip is a perfect place for one Activity; another might be at the dinner table, or just before a final bedtime goodnight. You'll also find Dr. H's Insight with each chapter - my "ahas" to you.
There are many books for adults on visualization, on business development, career goals, wealth development, meditative and spiritual growth. They are wonderful resources and I encourage you to use them for yourself if, after reading this book, you agree with me that visualization tools and practices can help on many levels and at any age. I am surprised, however, that there aren't more books for parents and teachers about visualization for children. Since kids are on such a rapid learning curve, introducing visualization skills early in life gives them an advantage in schooling and social skills.
Organize It! companion workbook also available.
Softbound, 240 pages. #XLFH100