Saturday, June 28, 2014

Dr Margaret Woodhouse receives Order of the British Empire

Maggie and I collaborated on a chapter discussing patients with Down Syndrome and their associated vision problems in my latest book ....
(Woodhouse M. Maino D. Down Syndrome. In Taub M, Bartuccio M, Maino D. (Eds) Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. New York, NY;2012:31-40. 
This text was also awarded 1st Place in the areas of Health and Social care by the British Medical Association and is available on Amazon )
I will be visiting with her this fall when I stop off at Cardiff University after giving some lectures/research presentations at the International Congress of Behavioral Optometry in Birmingham, UK. She is an awesome lady!!!

Dr Margaret Woodhouse receives OBE

...Dr Margaret Woodhouse has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours list. She is recognised for services to optometry and for services to people with disabilities.

A senior lecturer in the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences at Cardiff University, Dr Woodhouse’s main interests are in the visual development of children with Down’s syndrome and the eye care needs of children and adults with disabilities. ....

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Saccadic Therapy and Reading Fluency

two-kids-reading-togetherRecently published on the COVD Blog:

We’ve heard it time and again from ophthalmology, pediatricians and even some educators. “Vision has nothing to do with reading.” Those of us who diagnose and treat binocular vision problems know this to be false at several levels.
Clinically, almost on a daily basis, we see that when our patients improve their binocular vision skills, they concurrently improve academically (especially in the areas of reading). Scientifically, we read peer reviewed article after peer reviewed article that strongly links vision and academic performance. We consistently note research published in the best journals that demonstrates a significant link between oculomotor, accommodative and vergence ability and academic outcomes. Finally our major optometric organizations have come together utilizing a nationally recognized panel of experts that, armed with this research, supports the importance of diagnosing and treating learning related vision problems....... want to read more? Goto