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Issue: 10       
June 2013  
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Eye Tracking & Visual Discrimination


This is an area where I can personally relate. As a child and even an adult I read well orally and my comprehension was good so no one except me knew there was a problem with my eye tracking. I was a slow reader which frustrated me. In post-secondary school I quickly learned I had to choose my courses very carefully. Some of the courses I wanted to take just had too much reading and I knew I couldn't possibly keep up. In my early twenties I took a speed reading course and promptly wiped out. The teacher was very frustrated with my lack of success and so was I. In the early days of looking for answers for my own children we met an educational optometrist. I did the assessment alongside my children and wasn't surprised by my poor results. She looked at me in shock as I discussed what post-secondary schooling I had done given the results of my eye assessment. To make a long story short, I now have excellent eye tracking and wouldn't want to live without it. I only wish I had been fortunate enough to have had it developed long before my forties. I encourage you to investigate the resources below


Making a Difference Together,


Pauline Turton

Founder and Director

Why is my child struggling to read?
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As promised, we have compiled a list of activities that will support the growth and development of visual skills!  more...
This month we are talking about reading, specifically looking at eye tracking and associated dysfunctions. This week's topic is often confused with poor eye tracking, but is in fact, very different. Let's take this opportunity to clarify those differences. more...
Today I would like to bring your attention to the different ways your eyes track and work together as a team. Eye tracking affects just about every area of our lives, from reading to driving, to sports and more. more...

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Did You Know?

While awake, your brain generates between 10 and 23 watts of power-or enough energy to power a light bulb.. (source)


The neocortex makes up about 76% of the human brain and is responsible for language and consciousness. The human neocortex is much larger than in animals.(source)