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Thursday, April 25, 2013, 7pm at VCDC. Amblyopia: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7pm at VCDC. Vision in Autism: Sensory Integration, or Something More?
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The Vision & Conceptual Development Center offers specialized treatment and care solutions for visual challenges in both children and adults. Call our office today at 301.951.0320 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your appointment.
Sunday, March 3, 2013 9am-4:30 pm at the Universities at Shady Grove. Diamonds in the Rough: DC Area Special Learning Needs Conference Thank you for coming by our booth!
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7pm at VCDC. Meet the Authors and Book Signing What a huge success! Thank you so much to all of you who attended. Photos from the event are on our Facebook page.
Dr. Harry Wachs, VCDC founder and Vision Therapy pioneer, and his co-author Dr. Serena Wieder, co-founder with Dr. Stanley Greenspan of DIR/Floortime autism therapy, will be on hand to discuss and sign copies of their new book, Visual/Spatial Portals to Thinking, Feeling and Movement: Advancing Competencies and Emotional Development in Children with Learning and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
"Clinical psychologist Serena Wieder Ph.D. redefines the building blocks of development and the challenges that derail a child's functioning and learning. For Wieder, vision and space -- what is seen by the eyes, transformed by the mind and experienced as movement, plays a crucial but heretofore underestimated crucial role in the development of a child's thoughts and feelings. Co-author Harry Wachs, O.D., a pioneer of developmental vision therapy, offers therapy focused on visual/spatial aspects of development supporting cognition. Based on decades of experience, Wieder and Wachs guide therapists and parents in interventions for use at home, school and therapy offices involving affect based Floortime approaches and other problem-solving experiences, addressing unrecognized challenges that often derail life competencies, learning and development. A new step-by-step Manual presents tools to develop visual/spatial learning. This groundbreaking book changes the way parents and therapists understand child development and work to promote each child's potential in meaningful ways." --- Amazon.com
January 2013, Infant Vision and the infant eye examination: Preventing Blindness and Visual Impairment. Why is it so important to do an eye exam on an infant? How do we do an infant eye exam when they can't even read the chart? InfantSEE is a program developed by the American Optometric Association to provide FREE examinations to children six to twelve months of age, with the purpose of detecting sight-threatening vision problems early. Drs. Zeller and Green are InfantSEE providers. We will be repeating this leacture at a time and date to be announced. http://www.infantsee.org/
March 2012 Thank you to Dov Judd of Motion Education for sharing his wonderful work with us in March.
April 2012 Diane Lewis, MA, CCC/SLP, director of Children's Innovative Therapy Group joined Dr. Zeller on Thursday, April 26th to lecture to parents and professionals about the communication and visual milestones of children from birth to 3 years. We give a big Thank You to Diane for joining us!
May 2012 Catherine Coppersmith from Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes joined us for May's lecture. What a great turnout! Thank you, Catherine.
June 2012 Thanks to Shoshana Shamberg, OTR/L, MS, FAOTA from Abilities OT Services and Seminars. She provided us with some very useful demonstrations and ideas for helping kids with visual problems at our June lecture.