Getting Ready for Back to School: Will it be a good year or a struggle?

Getting Ready for Back to School: Will it be a good year or a struggle?

The summer is often a reprieve from schoolwork.  With the new school year on the horizon, a lot of families are looking forward to the new school year, yet many families are dreading returning to homework battles and other school-related struggles. What can parents do to help ensure this school year will be better than last year?  How do you help a struggling reader when nothing seems to make a difference? 

Solving Reading Difficulties

Solving Reading Difficulties

By Dr. Karen Chao OD Parents often mistakenly assume that when a child struggles with reading comprehension, it couldn’t possibly be due to a vision problem.  This is typically because the child can actually read the text out loud.  It may not be read perfectly, but...
Vision Problems Can Be Misdiagnosed as ADHD

Vision Problems Can Be Misdiagnosed as ADHD

Dr. Karen Chao O.D. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state on their website that to determine when a child has ADHD:   “One step of the process involves having a medical exam, including hearing and vision tests, to rule out other problems with symptoms...
AB 2756 Follow-up

AB 2756 Follow-up

  As a reaction to the Turpin Family homeschool case involving the apparent imprisonment and mistreatment of their children our state legislators are considering legislation (AB 2756) that would mandate inspections of any address listed on a Private School Affidavit...
AB 2756 Initial Reaction

AB 2756 Initial Reaction

  IMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE UPDATE AB2756   As a result of the Turpin child abuse case the anticipated, “we must do something to protect the children” legislative reaction has finally materialized in Sacramento.  This last minute feel good measure AB 2756 by Assembly...