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First online: 06 July 2016
How strong and weak readers perform on the Developmental Eye Movement test (DEM): norms for Latvian school-aged children Jelena Serdjukova , Lasma Ekimane, Janis Valeinis, Jurgis Skilters, Gunta Krumina


Why Mothers May Say “Look At Me When I’m Talking To You”

Robert Burgmeier, BS1,2; Rajen U. Desai, MD1,2; Katherine C. Farner, BS1,2; Benjamin Tiano, BS1,2; Ryan Lacey, BS1,2; Nicholas J. Volpe, MD1; Marilyn B. Mets, MD1,2

JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(1):11-16. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.3307.


Importance  Children with a history of amblyopia, even if resolved, exhibit impaired visual-auditory integration and perceive speech differently.

Date: January 28, 2015

Association for Psychological Science

Play may seem like fun and games, but new research shows that specific kinds of play are actually associated with development of particular cognitive skills. Data from a nationally representative study show that children who play frequently with puzzles, blocks, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning ability. The research is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.


March 2014, Vol. 22, No. 1 , Pages 1-6 (doi:10.3109/09273972.2013.877945)
B. Mansouri, MD, PhD, FRCPC1, P. Singh, MSc1, A. Globa, BSc2, and P. Pearson, PhD2
1Section of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and
2Department of Psychology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Res Dev Disabil. 2013 Nov;34(11):4073-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2013.08.036. Epub 2013 Sep 19.

The effect of visual therapy on the ocular motor control of seven- to eight-year-old children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD).

Coetzee D1Pienaar AE.