Your Self-Motivated Baby: Enhance Your Baby's Social and Cognitive Development in the First Six Months through Movement

$25.00
$25.00
Author: Beverly Stokes, CMA, MPA
Published: 2015
Soft Cover -- 200 pages -- color -- English
 
A hands-on guide for communicating with babies in their first six months and nurturing their physical, social, and cognitive development, Your Self-Motivated Baby shows parents and other caregivers how to interact with very young infants and understand what they are expressing in their movements. Color photographs throughout the book show babies’ motivation in play and how subtle interactions build bonding and encourage development. Following advice from author Beverly Stokes, a seasoned developmental movement educator, adults learn how to relate to babies and communicate effectively with them. Beverly Stokes makes it clear that preverbal babies are giving cues for caregiver participation very early on; it’s up to us to try to understand them better. By communicating with babies sensitively in the first six months of their lives, we help them to establish the foundation for a healthy, confident, and joyful life.
 
Beverly Stokes is a leader in developmental movement education whose book Amazing Babies Moving has been translated into five languages and is used together with its companion video series in university graduate and undergraduate programs in early childhood education, somatic psychology, and parenting programs internationally. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner, Dr. Louis Stokes.

Compendium of Works on Visual Rehabilitation: Vol 1

$40.00
$40.00

Author: Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, OD

Published by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation. Paperback. 2016.

This book, “Compendium of Works on Visual Rehabilitation” by Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, OD is the first of a two-volume set highlighting Dr. Ciuffreda's amazing contribution to the field; behavioral vision care and brain injury.  This volume compiles 15 research articles about Neuro-optometry, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Rehabilitation topics by Dr. Ciuffreda and his co-authors and colleagues. It also contains a Foreward by Dr. Irwin Suchoff.

Vision Therapy Success Stories From Around the World- Vol 2

$40.00
$40.00

Compiled by Marc B. Taub, OD, MS and Pamela H. Schnell, OD

Paperback- 2016

This volume consists of 20 chapters of clinical case studies collected from practitioners around the world about real vision therapy cases in their practices. The diagnoses and conditions vary and each chapter describes a vision therapy procedure that chapter author used in the therapy they provided. 

The Vicarious Brain: Creator of Worlds

$24.95
$24.95
Author: Alain Berthoz
Translated into English by: Giselle Weiss
Hardcover, 224 pages, January 2017 publication
 
 
Groping around a familiar room in the dark, or learning to read again after a traumatic brain injury; navigating a virtual landscape through an avatar, or envisioning a scene through the eyes of a character—all of these are expressions of one fundamental property of life, Alain Berthoz argues. They are instances of vicariance, when the brain sidesteps an impasse by substituting one process or function for another. In The Vicarious Brain, Creator of Worlds, Berthoz shows that this capacity is the foundation of the human ability to think creatively and function in a complex world.
 
Vicariance is often associated with proxies and delegates, but it also refers to a biological process in which a healthy organ takes over for a defective counterpart. Berthoz, a neuroscientist, approaches vicariance through neuronal networks, asking how, for example, a blind person can develop a heightened sense of touch. He also describes how our brains model physical reality and how we use these models to understand things that are foreign to us. Forging across disciplinary boundaries, he explores notions of the vicarious in paleontology, ethology, art, literature, and psychology.
 
Through an absorbing examination of numerous facets of vicariance, Berthoz reveals its impact on an individual’s daily decision making and, more broadly, on the brain’s creation of worlds. As our personal and social lives are transformed by virtual realities, it is more crucial than ever before that we understand vicariance within our increasingly complex environment, and as an aspect of our own multiplying identities.

Alain Berthoz is Emeritus Professor at the Collège de France and Director of the Laboratory of Physiology of Perception and Action at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). He spoke at the 2014 International Congress of Behavioural Optometry (ICBO) held in Birmingham, UK.

The Brain’s Sense of Movement

$25.00
The Brain's Sense of Movement
$25.00
Author: Alain Berthoz
Translated into English by: Giselle Weiss
Paperback, 352 pages, 2002 publication
 

The neuroscientist Alain Berthoz experimented on Russian astronauts in space to answer these questions: How does weightlessness affect motion? How are motion and three-dimensional space perceived? In this erudite and witty book, Berthoz describes how human beings on earth perceive and control bodily movement. Reviewing a wealth of research in neurophysiology and experimental psychology, he argues for a rethinking of the traditional separation between action and perception, and for the division of perception into five senses.

In Berthoz’s view, perception and cognition are inherently predictive, functioning to allow us to anticipate the consequences of current or potential actions. The brain acts like a simulator that is constantly inventing models to project onto the changing world, models that are corrected by steady, minute feedback from the world. We move in the direction we are looking, anticipate the trajectory of a falling ball, recover when we stumble, and continually update our own physical position, all thanks to this sense of movement.

This interpretation of perception and action allows Berthoz, in The Brain’s Sense of Movement, to focus on psychological phenomena largely ignored in standard texts: proprioception and kinaesthesis, the mechanisms that maintain balance and coordinate actions, and basic perceptual and memory processes involved in navigation.

Alain Berthoz is Emeritus Professor at the Collège de France and Director of the Laboratory of Physiology of Perception and Action at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). He spoke at the 2014 International Congress of Behavioural Optometry (ICBO) held in Birmingham, UK.

The Hidden Link Between Vision & Learning: Why Millions of Learning-Disabled Children Are Misdiagnosed

$35.00
The Hidden Link Between Vision & Learning
$35.00
Author: Wendy Rosen
Hardback
 
 
Vision, in all its complexity, is more than meets the eye. The knowledge that lies between the covers of this book will define, with depth and clarity, what this magnificent sense actually encompasses and why it is critical to the learning process. Far beyond 20/20, vision involves more than two-dozen skills that enable us to navigate through the world. 



There are inestimable numbers of children who are struggling with learning, and compromised in ways most people are unaware of, because these little-known visual skills are not functioning properly. This can profoundly impact a child’s success in school, and in life. The symptoms of an unrecognized vision disorder can mimic other conditions, for which many children may be classified or medicated. Because of this, the potential for misdiagnosing the true cause of a child’s struggles is enormous. 



This book reveals the untold facts about the sense we rely on most and understand the least. You will come away fully informed, enriched, and equipped with answers that will shed light on why so many children are beset with stress and struggle.

My Double Vision

$8.00
My Double Vision
$8.00
My Double Vision
By: Jennifer Simonson, OD
 
My Double Vision is an illustrated children's story that explains what it is like to have eyes that do not always line up straight. With Vision Therapy, both eyes learn to work together. With traditional patching therapy, the eyes often take turns instead of learning to blend information so that the brain can develop normal depth perception. This picture book explains the signs and symptoms of esotropia (crossed-eye). Learn about the current testing methods and vision therapy training used to correct this vision disorder.  
 
You may also be interested in "My Perfect Vision" -- another book by this author!  Check it out here: My Perfect Vision



Reading ease = 94.9    Flesch-Kincaide Grade Level= 2.5     Pages = 28
 
Paperback

My Perfect Vision

$8.00
My Perfect Vision
$8.00
My Perfect Vision
By: Jennifer Simonson, OD
 

My Double Vision is a story that explains what it is like to have eyes that do not always line up straight. With Vision Therapy, both eyes learn to work together. With traditional patching therapy, the eyes often take turns instead of learning to blend information so that the brain can develop normal depth perception. This illustrated storybook for children explains the common symptoms of focusing problems even when eyesight is normal. Learn about the differences between eyesight and vision and how this disorder impacts daily life and learning. Also learn about effective treatment through optometric vision therapy and appropriate reading glasses.

You may also be interested in "My Double Vision" by this same author!  Check it out here:  My Double Vision

Reading ease = 96.7      Flesch-Kincaide Grade Level= 1.5     Pages = 28

Paperback

The Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get It Back

$17.00
$17.00
Author: Clark Elliott, PhD
Paperback

In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when his car was rear-ended. Overnight, his life changed from that of a rising professor with a research career in artificial intelligence to a humbled man struggling to get through a single day. At times he couldn't walk across a room, or even name his five children. Doctors told him he would never fully recover. After eight years, the cognitive demands of his job, and of being a single parent, finally became more than he could manage. As a result of one final effort to recover, he crossed paths with two brilliant Chicago-area research-clinicians - one a specialized optometrist, the other a cognitive psychologist - working on the leading edge of brain plasticity. Within weeks the ghost of who he had been started to re-emerge. Remarkably, Elliott kept detailed notes throughout his experience, from the moment of impact to the final stages of his recovery, astounding documentation that is the basis of this fascinating book. 

The Ghost in My Brain gives hope to the millions who suffer from head injuries each year, and provides a unique and informative window into the world's most complex computational device: the human brain.

Dr. Elliott spoke at the NORA (Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association) annual conference in 2015.

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“This is a remarkable document, by a remarkable person,  the most meticulous and informative account I have ever read of the effects of a traumatic brain injury on a single mind. It should be mined for years to come by all who care about the subject, and is filled with almost Proustian detail about how the brain and mind and heart respond to injury.  It would have been just another tragedy, but instead, it turns into an exciting triumph, because of the tireless, ingenious, and utterly creative work of Clark Elliott and his healers—one inspired by the work of the Israeli pioneer, Reuven Feurstein, the other by a little known tradition of neuro-optometric rehabilitation, which can literally use light shone into the eyes, to treat and rewire the brain.”—Norman Doidge, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing