Author: Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, OD
Published by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation. Paperback. 2017.
This book, "Compendium of Works on Visual Rehabilitation Vol 2" by Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, OD is the second of a two-volume set highlighting Dr. Ciuffreda's amazing contribution to the field; behavioral vision care and brain injury. This volume compiles research articles about Neuro-optometry, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Rehabilitation topics by Dr. Ciuffreda and his co-authors and colleagues. It also contains a Foreward by Dr. Irwin Suchoff.
These articles represent some of the seminal works in the field of brain injury and stroke visual rehabilitation conducted over Dr. Ciuffreda’s career. Articles have been published from journals such as Optometry, Brain Injury, and NeuroRehabilitation. Topics that the articles cover are wide ranging and include assessment, diagnosing and treatment, though the main thrust of this volume is the Therapy for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke, Sensory Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury, and Stroke.
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Compiled by Marc B. Taub, OD, MS and Pamela H. Schnell, OD
This volume consists of 20 chapters of clinical case studies collected from practitioners around the world about real vision therapy cases in their practices. The diagnoses and conditions vary and each chapter describes a vision therapy procedure that chapter author used in the therapy they provided.
Compiled by Marc B. Taub, OD, MS and Pamela H. Schnell, OD
Alain Berthoz is Emeritus Professor at the Collège de France and Director of the Laboratory of Physiology of Perception and Action at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). He spoke at the 2014 International Congress of Behavioural Optometry (ICBO) held in Birmingham, UK.
The neuroscientist Alain Berthoz experimented on Russian astronauts in space to answer these questions: How does weightlessness affect motion? How are motion and three-dimensional space perceived? In this erudite and witty book, Berthoz describes how human beings on earth perceive and control bodily movement. Reviewing a wealth of research in neurophysiology and experimental psychology, he argues for a rethinking of the traditional separation between action and perception, and for the division of perception into five senses.
There are inestimable numbers of children who are struggling with learning, and compromised in ways most people are unaware of, because these little-known visual skills are not functioning properly. This can profoundly impact a child’s success in school, and in life. The symptoms of an unrecognized vision disorder can mimic other conditions, for which many children may be classified or medicated. Because of this, the potential for misdiagnosing the true cause of a child’s struggles is enormous.
This book reveals the untold facts about the sense we rely on most and understand the least. You will come away fully informed, enriched, and equipped with answers that will shed light on why so many children are beset with stress and struggle.
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My Double Vision is a story that explains what it is like to have eyes that do not always line up straight. With Vision Therapy, both eyes learn to work together. With traditional patching therapy, the eyes often take turns instead of learning to blend information so that the brain can develop normal depth perception. This illustrated storybook for children explains the common symptoms of focusing problems even when eyesight is normal. Learn about the differences between eyesight and vision and how this disorder impacts daily life and learning. Also learn about effective treatment through optometric vision therapy and appropriate reading glasses.
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Reading ease = 96.7 Flesch-Kincaide Grade Level= 1.5 Pages = 28
In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when his car was rear-ended. Overnight, his life changed from that of a rising professor with a research career in artificial intelligence to a humbled man struggling to get through a single day. At times he couldn't walk across a room, or even name his five children. Doctors told him he would never fully recover. After eight years, the cognitive demands of his job, and of being a single parent, finally became more than he could manage. As a result of one final effort to recover, he crossed paths with two brilliant Chicago-area research-clinicians - one a specialized optometrist, the other a cognitive psychologist - working on the leading edge of brain plasticity. Within weeks the ghost of who he had been started to re-emerge. Remarkably, Elliott kept detailed notes throughout his experience, from the moment of impact to the final stages of his recovery, astounding documentation that is the basis of this fascinating book.
The Ghost in My Brain gives hope to the millions who suffer from head injuries each year, and provides a unique and informative window into the world's most complex computational device: the human brain.
Dr. Elliott spoke at the NORA (Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association) annual conference in 2015.
“This is a remarkable document, by a remarkable person, the most meticulous and informative account I have ever read of the effects of a traumatic brain injury on a single mind. It should be mined for years to come by all who care about the subject, and is filled with almost Proustian detail about how the brain and mind and heart respond to injury. It would have been just another tragedy, but instead, it turns into an exciting triumph, because of the tireless, ingenious, and utterly creative work of Clark Elliott and his healers—one inspired by the work of the Israeli pioneer, Reuven Feurstein, the other by a little known tradition of neuro-optometric rehabilitation, which can literally use light shone into the eyes, to treat and rewire the brain.”—