Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises: An OT and Optometrist Offer Activities to Enhance Vision!

Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises: An OT and Optometrist Offer Activities to Enhance Vision!

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Overview

Developing healthy visual-motor abilities is more difficult in the complex stimulus of today's world than ever before. Our visual experiences can be overwhelmed by the vast complexity of artificial colors and sounds which did not exist in our ancestors' lives. Much more time is spent indoors, exposed to a myriad of unnatural colors, movement and imagery. We hibernate inside, interacting with machines instead of being out in the sunlight, looking at the far horizons, exploring natural environments. More and more time is spent sitting rather than moving, watching rather than doing.

Here is a book that has:

  • An overview of the development of vision, with a checklist of warning signs of vision problems-based on the studies of behavioral optometry
  • A discussion of the importance of integrating all the senses equally in the development of optimal visual skills, rooted in the field of occupational therapy
  • Practical, playful activities designed to improve visual skills in both adults and children. Excellent for use at home, in the clinic, at school, or amid outdoor settings

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935274452
Publisher: Sensory Focus
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Eyegames Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 100
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Lois Hickman, MS, OTR, FAOTA maintains a private clinic at her organic farm in Lyons, Colorado, where she works with children and adults. Her key treatment components emphasize Sensory Integration theory and practice and the use of music. Lois is also recognized for her work with Fragile X Syndrome clients. In 1998, the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado awarded Lois its highest honor, the Marjorie Ball Award of Merit, for her outstanding contribution to the field of occupational therapy. In 2000, Lois was honored by being selected as a "Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association."

Dr. Rebecca E. Hutchins, O.D., FCOVD encourages her patients to "look beyond 20/20—beyond eyesight and into vision." Dr. Hutchins prides herself in taking the time needed to fully evaluate the visual system. She frequently confers with other professionals, including teachers, special educators, pediatric occupational therapists, speech pathologists, school psychologists, chiropractors, osteopaths, cognitive rehabiliation providers, and EEG neurofeedback professionals.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

The Development of Vision 9

Problems with Visual Perception 15

Vision and Autism Rebecca Hutchins 19

Guide to EyeGame Activities 27

EyeGame Activities 29

Foundation Activities 31

Eye-Body and Eye-Hand Coordination Activities 37

Figure-Ground Activities 43

"Wind"-Power Activities 45

Other Senses and Visual Attention 47

Eye Movement Activities 49

Suspended-Ball Activities 53

Chalkboard or Whiteboard Activity 57

Kirschner Arrow Chart 59

Visualization Activities 61

Bouncing a Ball to Learn Spelling 67

Computers and Vision 73

Is Sooner Always Better? Rebecca Hutchins 75

Losing Sleep? Light May Be a Culprit! Rebecca Hutchins 83

References 85

Glossary 87

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