Screen Time Affects Developmental Milestones

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Researchers found that higher levels of screen time at two and three years old was associated with poorer performance on a developmental screening test by age five.
This means that children weren’t meeting benchmarks in communication, social skills, problem-solving and motor skills. Because screen time is generally a sedentary activity, research is also starting to show an association with physical consequences like a higher likelihood of being overweight or obese.

The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends that children between the ages of two and five use screens for less than one hour per day.


Too much screen time can delay important developmental milestones for children, study finds

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Concussion Recovery Delayed in Children

Concussion symptoms can last for days to months but a new review published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association finds that younger children often suffer significantly longer than teens or adults.

Researchers found that while concussion symptoms, like headache and dizziness, may last on average about a week in adults, for children younger than 13, that recovery time is closer to four weeks … three times longer. Children with ADHD, depression and anxiety may also experience more prolonged symptoms.


Watch more here: Review Says Children Suffer From Concussion Longer Than Adults

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Neurological Warning Signs in Infants

We recommend that infants have their first eye exam at 6-12 months.
Here are some warning signs of a neurological problem in infants to look out for. Bring your baby in for a checkup if you have any concerns!
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Read more here: Six Warning Signs of Neurological Problems in Infants

–Does not intentionally direct eye movements towards a stimulus (eg, a light target, parent’s voice or interesting toy);

–Attends to a target on one side only;

–Can’t track or follow a stimulus (at all, or in part of the visual field);

–Doesn’t make an effort to touch or reach for an interesting target;

–Can’t make eye contact or maintain it (for at least a few seconds); and

–Abnormal pupil response.

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Vision Therapy Success

This week, I saw M for a follow up and she gave me this! Love getting these little drawings from patients 😊
M first started coming to us in grade 1 because she was having difficulty with reading and she really disliked it. She kept losing her place, skipping words, and reversing letters. She couldn’t seem to remember any words longer than 3 letters.
After vision therapy, she no longer loses her place or skip words, and has gotten much better at reading! She has even started to enjoy it, and her mom said she picked out some English books to read, even though she only practices in French at school! She was also able to learn to spell tricky words like “friend.”
We’re so proud of how far she has come!!

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