Coping with head wound: 'Happy that I'm still alive'

By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY

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Patrick was 35 when he was accidentally shot by an Iraqi soldier in July 2007. Like Giffords, 40, who on Wednesday was moved to a rehabilitation facility in Houston, the bullet damaged the left side of the brain, which typically governs speech and movement. Like her, he was unable to talk at first. Read this article in its entirety!

Vision Therapy is helping patients get their eyes back on track.

By Stacey Colino, Bethesda Magazine, Health

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STARTING IN THE FIRST GRADE, Nick Dellonte’s teachers would tell his parents that he was fidgety and wiggly at school, largely because he had trouble focusing and being attentive.

"At first, we didn't question what the teachers were telling us about his behavior," says his mother, Amy Barry, 47, a housing financing specialist who lives in Bethesda. Read this article in its entirety!

Appelbaum Vision News!

Take a look at Dr. Bryce Appelbaum's featured webinar, "The Eye-Brain Connection: Vision and Concussion"

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In this 6 minute VisionHelp interview (below), see how vision impacts reading, learning and attention through the eyes of an educational specialist

The latest cutting edge and advanced treatment for lazy eye (Amblyopia - A muscular disorder whereby certain muscles of the eye become useless through lack of coordination or non-use ):

Misdiagnosed learning disabilities from an educational specialist.

A Measure Of Truth 172 w/ Dr Bryce Appelbaum

Enjoy an Interview on Blog Radio with Dr Bryce Appelbaum and further learn about the successes in Vision Therapy!

Maryland based therapists "marry" optometric vision therapy and OT for significant results!

Article about Appelbaum Vision and Occupational Therapy

Husband and wife team Stan Appelbaum, OD, FCOVD, and Barbara Bassin, OTR/L, BCP, are truly one of a kind. The board-certified vision therapist and board-certified pediatric occupational therapist work together in the same practice, offering patients both optometric vision therapy and sensory-integration-oriented occupational therapy. Read this article in its entirety!

A look inside Appelbaum Vision, where OT and vision therapy are offered together.

Follow Allie's progress:

Dr Appelbaum with patient

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Could Your Attention Difficulties Actually Be from Eye Trouble?

The diagnosis of ADHD is often incorrect in adults as well as children. Attention deficit /hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has long been associated with fidgety children. However, up to eight million adults in the US also have the disorder. Read this article in its entirety!

Concocting a Cure for Kids With Issues

Published: March 10, 2010, N.Y. Times Magazine, an excerpt

If you’re the parent of a child who’s having trouble learning or behaving in school, you quickly find yourself confronted with a series of difficult choices.

You can do nothing — and watch your child flounder while teachers register their disapproval. Or you can get help, which generally means, first, an expensive and time-consuming evaluation, then more visits with more specialists, intensive tutoring, therapies, perhaps, or, as is often the case with attention issues, drugs. Read this article in its entirety!

Baby Vision: What Your Little One Sees

Published: American Baby Magazine, an excerpt

When uncle Fred makes funny faces at your newborn from across the room, the only person he's entertaining is himself. That's because at first, a baby's eyes aren't quite ready to handle all the colors, shapes, and 3-d objects of her brand-new world. "people think that babies see well at birth, but they don't," says Stanley A. Appelbaum, OD, an optometrist in Bethesda and Annapolis, Maryland.

All of your child's other senses -- touch, taste, smell, and hearing -- are ready to go at almost full power at birth. But vision takes some time to develop. Read this article in its entirety!

Eye Power ... A Cutting Edge Report on Vision Therapy

What is Vision Therapy and What Can It Do?

An excerpt from Dr Stan Appelbaum's book, Eye Power

Eye Power Book

You or your child may be one of the thousands of people who have undetected or umresolved vision problems. Perhaps you're the parent of a child diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Or you're a student with "tension headaches." Or an office worker whose long hours in front of a computer screen and straining your eyes. Maybe you'd love to play more tennis but are embarrased about your poor game. Additional information about Eye Power!

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