Attention, Balance and Coordination: the A.B.C. of Learning Success

$73.00
Attention, Balance and Coordination: the A.B.C. of Learning Success
$73.00

An updated edition of the definitive handbook on the physical basis for learning for professionals involved in education and child development, written by the respected author of acclaimed titles in the field.

  • A comprehensive overview of the relationship between neuromotor maturity and physical development on learning outcomes and behaviour in childhood and later life
  • Explores why early reflexes are important, their functions in early development, their effects on learning and behavior if retained, and the possible effects on other aspects of development
  • Brings together a specialist body of knowledge and makes it accessible to anyone involved in treating the symptoms of specific learning difficulties and emotional problems.
  • Includes new information on the role of the vestibular system in anxiety and agoraphobia, a new chapter of case studies, and an Epilogue placing the INPP Method in a broader scientific context.

Wiley Blackwell 2017

Visual Assessment in the Elderly

$40.00
Visual Assessment in the Elderly
$40.00

Visual Assessment in the Elderly: A Guide to Clinical Practice is overflowing with information. The aim of this project is threefold: 


1) To educate clinicians on what ocular and systemic issues they may encounter in treating patients with low vision. There are detailed chapters discussing many of the ocular conditions and treatment considerations as well as chapters discussing the co-morbid systemic conditions. Many of the ocular conditions are accompanied by photos to offer a complete visual picture.  

 

2) How to examine this special population and alter the examination if needed. While there are patterns in examining every population, the author provides alternative procedures to be considered. These are described in great detail allowing clinicians to not wonder how they should be performed but to focus on the information they are gathering. 

 

3) What treatments should be considered, including vision therapy and low vision. Now that we know what conditions we are dealing with when examining this population, we are left with what to do. This book offers treatment options starting with optical correction leading all the way to VT and low vision. Therapy procedures and equipment needed are highlighted. Low vision treatment which might seem scary is broken down, explained, and made usable.   


This is a book written for students and practitioners of all levels and is a wonderful general book that must be in every optometric library. 

Simplexity

$50.00
Simplexity
$50.00

In this book a noted physiologist and neuroscientist introduces the concept of simplexity, the set of solutions living organisms find that enable them to deal with information and situations, while taking into account past experiences and anticipating future ones. Such solutions are new ways of addressing problems so that actions may be taken more quickly, more elegantly, and more efficiently.

In a sense, the history of living organisms may be summed up by their remarkable ability to find solutions that avoid the world’s complexity by imposing on it their own rules and functions. Evolution has resolved the problem of complexity not by simplifying but by finding solutions whose processes—though they can sometimes be complex—allow us to act in the midst of complexity and of uncertainty. Nature can inspire us by making us realize that simplification is never simple and requires instead that we choose, refuse, connect, and imagine, in order to act in the best possible manner. Such solutions are already being applied in design and engineering and are significant in biology, medicine, economics, and the behavioral sciences.

Alain Berthoz is professor of physiology emeritus at the Collège de France, where he heads the Laboratory of the Physiology of Perception and Action. He lives in Paris. Giselle Weiss is an American freelance editor and translator based in Basel, Switzerland.

The Brain That Changes Itself

$18.00
The Brain That Changes Itself
$18.00

THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF by Norman Doidge, MD

What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more

An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

The Brain's Way of Healing

$18.00
The Brain's Way of Healing
$18.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

 The New York Times–bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition.

Winner of the 2015 Gold Nautilus Award in Science & Cosmology  

In his groundbreaking work The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge introduced readers to neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to change its own structure and function in response to activity and mental experience. Now his revolutionary new book shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. The Brain’s Way of Healing describes natural, noninvasive avenues into the brain provided by the energy around us—in light, sound, vibration, and movement—that can awaken the brain’s own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. Doidge explores cases where patients alleviated chronic pain; recovered from debilitating strokes, brain injuries, and learning disorders; overcame attention deficit and learning disorders; and found relief from symptoms of autism, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebral palsy. And we learn how to vastly reduce the risk of dementia, with simple approaches anyone can use.
 
For centuries it was believed that the brain’s complexity prevented recovery from damage or disease. The Brain’s Way of Healing shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing. As he did so lucidly in The Brain That Changes Itself, Doidge uses stories to present cutting-edge science with practical real-world applications, and principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain’s performance and health.

Symphony of Reflexes: Interventions for Human Development, Autism, ADHD, CP, and other Neurological Disorders

$30.00
$30.00

Primitive reflexes play an important role in the development of the neurological system in all aspects of our cognition, behavior, and movement. They affect our quality of life, determine our potential, and even our happiness. For children with disabilities, a group of unintegrated or undeveloped reflexes can not only affect their ability to learn but also play a large part in other neurological conditions, such as autism and cerebral palsy.

In The Symphony of Reflexes: Interventions for Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, and Human Development, Bonnie L. Brandes, MEd, provides a thorough discussion of these primitive reflexes and then presents specific movements in her program, “QRI Brain Boost,” designed to help children with learning disabilities and neurological conditions. As the founder of Quantum Reflex Integration, QRI®, the author uses acu-reflex points and cold laser to integrate primitive reflexes. Her programs are used in over thirty countries.

“The timing of this book could not be better, because the incidence of autism and other sensory and neurological disorders continues to climb at an alarming rate, a rate that cannot be exclusively explained by better labeling or improved diagnostic techniques. Understanding primitive reflexes and the role they play in neurological and social development is the key to healing this newest generation.

The Symphony of Reflexes is not only a guide for the recovery of the nervous system for those with autism, ADHD, and other learning disabilities, but also a guide for human development and maximizing human potential.

“Finally, Bonnie brings to life environmental factors, such as stress during pregnancy, diet and nutrition, EM Radiation, and the Brain-Gut relationship, as well as the ever-growing amount of toxic chemicals that are part of our environment. Being aware of the potential causes is a key step in securing a healthier future for ourselves and the next generation of children.

“Bonnie has assembled an incredible amount of information and organized it in a helpful and straightforward manual. No matter how we are interacting with our environment, whether we are catching a ball, riding a bike, or holding a paint brush, each of these activities have their roots in The Symphony of Reflexes.” —Dr. Donald Gerken DC, DACCP, CSTD

ABC's of How You and I See!

$10.00
$10.00

Author: Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev, OD

As a parent, it is important to know how your child's vision changes as they develop. Parents and teachers play an important role in helping to ensure that children learn to see well! This book is designed to educate both children and adults on the A, B, C's of the visual system. 

2017

Eye Tracking : Perceptual Training Workbook

$20.00
$20.00

Author: Ken Lane, OD

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3

ISBN: 978-0-88092-966-0

2016 Edition

This workbook contains activities to improve eye tracking, the ability to move one's eyes quickly across a line of print without skipping words or losing one's place. Eye tracking problems are common among childre with reading difficulties.

LARS: Lane Academic Readiness Screen

$50.00
$50.00

Author: Ken Lane, OD

ISBN: 978-0-88092-963-9

2016 Edition

The Lane Academic Readiness Screen (LARS) is a questionnaire that is designed to identify children who may be at risk for possible school difficulties due to reading or vision problems. This is primarily for children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade, but it could be useful for children in all grades. The questionnaire is used to identify problems in directionality, laterality, gross motor skills, visual motor skills, simultaneous and sequential processing, eye tracking, and attention.

Once a childe has been tested using the LARS, adults can plan a program to help address the problems identified by the results. The LARS directs users to specific packages of workbooks that contain activities and therapy procedures that will help the child improve reading speed and proficiency.