Katie Johnson Wins Honorable Mention for Red Flags for Elementary Teachers at Florida Book Festival Awards ceremony on January 31, 2015
Forward written by Dr Press!
"Katie is able to share her observations based on her explorations into BrainDance, Brain Gym and Optometric Vision Therapy... Read Katie Johnson's Red Flags, and you'll be inspired to be an advocate for children's visual neurodevelopment and all that it can do to level the playing field."
Brain Injuries and PressVision
Patients with brain injury due to stroke or head trauma have significant problems with driving. This may be due to eye muscle problems causing double vision, peripheral vision problems, or problems with cognitive processing. Visual processing speed and motor response time are factors that are often affected. We are fortunate to have an excellent driver’s rehabilitation program that is very close to us at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.
Re-entry into driving requires a multidisciplinary effort
We work closely with the driving program at Kessler, often seeing patients in consultation with the occupational therapy department, and at other times referring patients to Kessler for driver’s training after they have received optometric care through lenses, prisms, or vision therapy.
The decision as to whether it is safe for the patient to resume driving, a critical component of an individual’s independence, is usually a mutual one between professionals and the patient’s family.