A lecture presentation by Robert Lederman is a great and exciting way to learn more about how vision plays such an important role in our life.
Robert Lederman has been lecturing for many years all over the country to teachers, physical therapists, physicians and psychologists. All the lectures are accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation with video clips of real cases. This helps the audience understand fully the concepts being presented. All the lectures can be delivered in Hebrew or English.

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Vision. For Life.

This lecture will take you on fascinating journey into the world of vision. You will learn about the centrality of vision in the human experience of life, and its inseparable role in our motor and cognitive function. This lecture is highly recommended for all physical and occupational therapists, and for anyone else who really wants to know more about vision.

Vision-Related Learning Problems

This lecture explains the essential visual skills required for success in the classroom. In particular attention will be focused on the skills required for efficiency when reading, writing, copying etc. It also educates the audience about the signs and symptoms that a student with learning related vision problems might likely manifest. Treatment options for these sorts of visual efficiency problems will be discussed.

The Emergence of Deflected Processing Styles

In patterns of normal human development vision emerges as the dominant sense. This lecture explores the route causes of mild learning disabilities and ADD from a developmental perspective. It also brings into question current thinking about dyslexia, and how attempting to explain dyslexia using one theory for all languages is inappropriate and misleading to say the least.

Eye Movements in Reading

A more in-depth look at the world of saccades. These are the small eye movements made as we move our gaze from word to word. This lecture takes a fascinating and in-depth look at something we tend to take for granted. Prior attendance at “Learning Related Vision Problems” is essential.

Simple Screening Techniques

This lecture will teach “High-Yield” screening techniques which are certain to help you make a more accurate assessment about your client’s visual abilities and know when to refer. This lecture will give you added tools to get a clearer picture about your client’s difficulties. Prior attendance at “Learning- Related Vision Problems” is essential.

The Truth about Your Eyes and the Computer

Productivity and efficiency in the workplace is on the mind of all CEO’s today. After all, these are two of the keys to increasing corporate profitability. This lecture presentation is ideal for corporations who are looking to improve their staff’s productivity. If you’re already committed to the importance of an ergonomically friendly workstation, then this lecture is for you. You will learn about the unique visual demands of working at the computer screen and how undetected visual problems can lead to eyestrain, poor posture and reduced efficiency. Practical advice is given on how to reduce visual stress and increase efficiency through appropriate eyecare and improved ergonomics.

Vision for Music

This lecture was presented for the first time at The Rubin Academy to a class of upcoming orchestral conductors and is a perfect lecture for music teachers. The vision skills for reading music are unique, differing in a number of ways from those required for reading words. The skills required to read an orchestral score and keep an eye on the musicians is even more challenging. Students of music often dislike sight-reading. Some of them try to learn the piece by heart as quickly as possible. Many find themselves struggling not to skip notes and others just give up. Learning to understand the visual demands of reading music and what can be done to improve the skills required to cope will enrich any musician or music teacher.

Visual Consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke (CVA)

People who have suffered TBI or CVA often experience vision problems. Some of these problems affect reading and concentration but are all too often left undiagnosed and therefore untreated. This lecture describes the classic symptoms of post-trauma vision syndrome (PTVS) and how Developmental Optometry can provide many ways to improve the quality of life of these patients. The use of field expanding prisms for the patient with hemianopsia is discussed with examples.