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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Poor visual working memory has been linked to common childhood disorders.

 

Visual working memory (VWM) is a broader term used to describe two very different functions – visual short-term memory and visual working memory. Visual short-term memory describes the storage aspect of memory; while visual working memory is used to describe both the storage and the manipulation of information held in memory. Poor visual working memory performance has been linked to several common childhood disorders; including ADHD, autism, developmental coordination disorder, and others.

 

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 11/15/2016 7:22:00 PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

At Advanced Vision Therapy Center , we diagnose Convergence Insufficiency, a commonly undiagnosed  childhood vision problem

 

Every day in our practice we diagnose and treat patients (both children and adults) with convergence insufficiency and other forms of binocular vision dysfunction. The results and success rate are astounding. Yes we improve several aspects of people's vision, including: eye teaming, eye tracking, eye focusing, visual perception, visual processing speed and working memory. But more importantly we improve their ability to perform real world tasks. This blog talks about one aspect of this improvement, the correlation between vision and Stroo

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 6/21/2016 4:41:00 PM
Thursday, October 16, 2014

With the rise of ADHD being diagnosed in the United States, researchers are working to determine a measure to objectively diagnose the condition. Currently, for a child to be diagnosed with ADHD he or she must exhibit a certain number of symptoms in two different settings. This current survey-based approach is subjective and one person's responses to the survey can change the outcome of the diagnosis. What if there was an object way to determine if someone has ADHD?

Posted by Ryan Johnson at 10/16/2014 10:10:00 PM
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