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Please read the following carefully:
Mr. Shapiro is not a licensed
optometrist or opthalmologist. He does not diagnose or treat the
presence of abnormal conditions of the eye and its appendages, or the
accommodative and refractive conditions of the eye: or prescribe
visual training and/ or the use of scientific instruments to train the
visual system, and is not licensed in the state of Colorado to do
so. You should consult with and follow the instructions of an
optometrist or opthalmologist when using visual training procedures.
first step is an initial screening that measures Motor and Visual
Processing Skills. (See Products and Services for further
information on how a family can participate in the: Stepping Stones
Home-Based Training Programs)
For families in Colorado:
1: Office Screening
This unique testing instrument called a; 'Visagraph'
measures the strength and accuracy of the Visual Processing System to
accurately process visual information (words and numbers) back to the
brain. A student is wearing 'pilot-looking'
goggles that are attached to a computer. As he or she is reading a
story on their reading level, the computer is recording many aspects of
that student's visual processing skills. A read-out is generated
immediately, and a printout shows very accurately at what grade level of
visual processing performance the student is at. This unique test
accurately pinpoints where the breakdown is occurring and provides a
readout with measurements showing GRADE LEVEL of visual processing
performance. Many students struggling with reading
and spelling are experiencing and inability to process visual
information even though they have 20/20 eyesight. Test can be
performed with ages 6-adult.
developmental assessment of the four learning areas (coordination,
perception, auditory, vision) is conducted to identify deficiencies. An
individualized program is then designed to train and develop the
deficient areas of learning.
The program consists of 12 to 16 weekly
office sessions twice a week. Skills are reinforced through weekly
home exercises. Periodic computer rechecks monitor developmental
progress. Additional instruction in Phonics, Reading, and Writing
is available. The Stepping Stones Home Training Program is utilized in conjunction with the weekly
office visits. The program includes all necessary materials to
complete the therapy and allows for the individual to refresh skills in
the future as needed on his/her own.
A consultation is provided at this time to discuss training and
academic options for correction.
Subsequently, developmental training is prescribed and completed at home over a 12-16
week period under the supervision of The Learning Connection.
programs offered designed to enable students and parents to work
together. Typically, definite changes and improvement are evident
within 4-6 weeks.