Category Archives: occupational therapy

Concussion and Vision

Concussions Concussions are finally getting the long due attention that they deserve. The CDC estimates “1.6 to 3.8 million concussion occur in sports and recreational activities annually(1)”. The symptoms of many concussion may resolve spontaneously and never get reported so … Continue reading

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Is it ADHD or near vision problems?

Whats up with Bryson? Here is the story of our hypothetical friend, Bryson. Bryson is in second grade now but he had a tough time in first grade with reading and hand writing. He just “made the cut” to get … Continue reading

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An Occupational Therapist Treats Convergence Insufficiency

An OT treats CI The process the author uses to treat convergence insufficiency has been very efficient, effective and repeatable. Symptoms are generally resolved in 8-10 visits for neuro-typical children and adolescences. This treatment process does not include assessment of … Continue reading

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“Is it a vision problem?”

Does this child have a visually-based problem? Our children present with a vast array of problems affecting their development and academics. Sensory problems, trauma, autism, behavior, ADHD and the list goes on. Our children get assessed by OTs, and PTs, … Continue reading

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Equipment for Vision Rehabilitation

“What tools do I need to perform basic vision rehab interventions in my clinic?” The first thing one needs is information. Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits-A Guide for Occupational Therapists¬†would be a wise investment. Dr. Scheiman’s book explains assessing and … Continue reading

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Convergence Tasks for Therapists

The Z axis As therapists, we recognize the importance of mid-line crossing to help with primitive reflexes.¬† Reaching lateral outside of the base of support challenges balance and posture. But to exercise convergence, the therapist must turn their favorite activity … Continue reading

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Sensory Modulated Postural Dysfunction

Posture and Vision The magnocellular tract plays an important role in posture. It provides visual information that allows for spontaneous adjustment of posture and muscle tone as the environment changes. Integration of vestibular information with this visual information helps keep … Continue reading

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Double Vision

Double Vision after Neurological Event Many patients will complain of double vision following a stroke, brain injury or concussion. Over 50% of acquired brain injury patients will have eye movement problems. These problems can slow down the rehab process but doing … Continue reading

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Worth 4 Dot

Worth 4 Dot The worth 4 dot is simple tool for assessing suppression and fusion. The results of the quick assessment can give us clues to the function of the eyes. The worth 4 dot (W4D) test is is made … Continue reading

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The Brock String

The Brock String The humble Brock consists of a length of string (from 3 to 10 ft) with a series of beads (from 3 to 5 beads) placed at various intervals. This simple instrument is powerful tools in teaching binocular … Continue reading

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