Interactive Metronome Studies

A Cure For The Rhythm Blues

Six months after surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, Lois Kelly was still suffering from the trauma it caused her brain. With her shaky balance, just navigating a curb or step was difficult. Even focusing on a conversation was hard, especially in a crowd. But these days, Kelly walks with ease. The St. Petersburg resident talks about her treatment intently, pauses to greet a neighbor, and returns to her topic without missing a beat. She jokes about never revealing her age. She feels like her old self again. "It's like a new life," she said. "I have never, never been so excited about anything." Kelly's exuberance is the result of a treatment that may sound a little odd. She says her improvement comes from working with a metronome,  Read more...


Learning Problems And The Left Behind

Since 1973 and the enactment of Public Law 94-142, public schools have struggled with children who learn differently. Heterogeneous classrooms automatically mean comparison between children. This comparison becomes one between those who are “on” or “above” grade level and those who are “behind.” The children targeted by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation of 2002 are from disadvantaged homes and have difficulty with cognitive development, acquiring vocabulary and learning the sounds required for learning to read. In addition, over ten million of these children nationwide have no health insurance and are educated in schools that are underfunded. These children are “left behind” years before they enter the realm of public education. Read more...


Sports Vision

The equipment surrounding Devon Chubek -- the headphones on his ears, the sensor attached to one hand, the laptop computer in front of him -- hardly seems capable of helping the Riverview High School student hit a baseball. A tone comes through the headphones. Devon claps the sensor in time with the beat. Over and over, the exercise continues. His success in matching the tone is measured and recorded into the laptop. Behind Devon stands Mike Danski, the program instructor and founder of Anchor Achievement Coaching. Off to the side sits Devon's father, Don. This is merely a demonstration. Devon already has completed 18 sessions with Danski, each one lasting about 40 minutes. It's called the Interactive Metronome. Read more...


Temporal Processing Speed in Above Average and Average Readers

In the present study, we compared the rapid visual and auditory temporal processing ability of above average and average readers. One hundred five undergraduates participated in various visual and auditory temporal tasks. The above average readers exhibited lower auditory and visual temporal resolution thresholds than did the average readers, but only the differences in the auditory tasks were statistically significant, especially when nonverbal IQ was controlled for. Furthermore, both the correlation and stepwise multiple regression analyses revealed a relationship between the auditory measures and the wide range achievement test (WRAT) reading measure and a relationship between...   Read more...





Improvement Starts Here

With over 25 years of proven success, you can trust Advanced Vision Therapy Center to provide the care you need.

Our Clinical Director is Idaho's only residency trained optometrist in vision therapy and neuro-optometry and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.  His residency at University of California, Berkeley means he has the expertise and experience to treat even the most complex cases.

Read what our patients have to say.

  Vision therapy can be a bit unfamiliar to some people. We are going to begin this blog by discussing briefly when vision therapy is used. Many visual conditions can be effectively treated and managed with prescription glasses or contact lenses. However, for other visual conditions (convergence insufficiency, binocular vision dysfunction, etc) prescription glasses or contact lenses cannot correct the vision problem. It is in these cases that vision therapy may be prescribed.   ... Read More
  Many people are unaware of the differences between an optometrist, a neuro-optometrist, and a behavioral or developmental optometrist. Sure, they sound alike but the services they provide are quite different. And if you, or someone you know, has a vision problem that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses this blog is for you.   ... Read More
  At Advanced Vision Therapy Center our results speak for themselves. Jonah, however, wanted to share his story with you. We invite you to watch this short video to learn more about Jonah's experience and success.   ... Read More
  It's a dangerous world we live in today! With October upon us, people are thinking about spooky, creepy crawly things, and of course things that go bump in the night. Most ghoul hunters know that to protect themselves from the evil lurking in the shadows this time of year, they need the necessities such as garlic, silver bullets, a know, for protection.     ... Read More
  Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a term used within the medical community to describe an injury to the brain which is not hereditary, congenital or degenerative. Traumatic Brain Injury can be result from a blow to the head, whiplash, seizure disorders, tumors, stroke, toxic exposure, or infectious diseases to name a few. The incidence of prevalence of brain injury outnumbers breast cancer, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDs combined.   ... Read More
  Many people have heard of vision therapy, but don't know a lot about it. As with any type of therapy, the effectiveness of the program is dependent upon several factors. It is advisable to ask questions and do your homework. Vision therapy programs vary greatly from provider to provider.   ... Read More
  Everyday in our schools students are presented with information that they are required to look at, interpret, and process that information. For years it was believed that the eyes had nothing to do with learning. That is definitely not the case. Did you know it is estimated that 80% of what we learn is through visual information?     ... Read More
  Convergence Insufficiency (CI) is a common eye-teaming problem which occurs when the eyes are unable to maintain the ocular posture necessary for reading or near tasks. Convergence Insufficiency results from misalignment of the eyes when focusing on up close, such as when reading. The eyes have a strong tendency to drift outward when reading or doing close up work. The exact cause is unknown.    ... Read More
  After this abnormally tedious Boise winter, we are all ready to get outside and play in the sun! Hold on though, before you rush outside, have you taken the necessary precautions to protect yourself for ultraviolet rays? There are three types of ultraviolet rays, these wavelengths are not visible to the human eye and are shorter than violet wavelengths of light.    ... Read More
  Whether you are playing sports as a hobby or competitively there is a lot to consider. Are you using proper form? Is your equipment up to date? Are you warmed up? Are you wearing the appropriate safety gear? Is your opponent looking bigger and stronger than last time? Seriously, did he grow six inches? Whatever your thought process or preparation is you may be missing a key step. Are you wearing your protective eye-wear?   ... Read More
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