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  • Doctor’s Name:Alan P Pearson OD PhD
  • Doctor’s email:appodphd@gmail.com
  • About the Doctor:Dr. Pearson has over 25 years clinical experience evaluating and treating visual and perceptual dysfunctions impacting learning, development, reading, dyslexia, attention deficits, strabismus, amblyopia, and visual integration. He has been involved in research and development associated with curriculum development, interdisciplinary collaboration, and integrative treatment approaches. Dr. Pearson works with children (6 months and up) and adults wanting to improve their visual skills through therapeutic activity. He evaluates and prescribes appropriate tools and goals then counsels and coaches the patient/family toward achievement. He works collaboratively with occupational, physical, and speech therapists as well as with educators around the state.
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    Dr. Pearson has over 25 years clinical experience evaluating and treating visual and perceptual dysfunctions impacting learning, development, reading, dyslexia, attention deficits, strabismus, amblyopia, and visual integration. He has been involved in research and development associated with curriculum development, interdisciplinary collaboration, and integrative treatment approaches. Dr. Pearson works with children (6 months and up) and adults wanting to improve their visual skills through therapeutic activity. He evaluates and prescribes appropriate tools and goals then counsels and coaches the patient/family toward achievement. He works collaboratively with occupational, physical, and speech therapists as well as with educators around the state.

    In addition to this clinic Dr. Pearson is currently the Executive Director for Near Vision Institute.  See:  www.NVI.global  and the new EYE Research Group at the University of Washington Bothell. See:  www.educatingyoungeyes.org 
    and www.wellchildvision.org for more information.  In addition to clinical work, Dr. Pearson is a software developer involved in projects that facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, professional training, and treatment planning.

    University Education:

    • Bachelors of Arts, University of New Hampshire, 1986, Major: Psychology
    • Doctorate of Optometry, with distinction, Pacific University, May 1992
    • Master of Education, Visual Function in Learning, Pacific University, May 1993
    • Ph.D. – Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, March 2005, Dissertation title: Transdisciplinary public knowledge fostering collaborative teamwork in the education of children with disabilities.

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