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30 Say Yes to the Mess Part 2- Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE's)

Special education attorney Tania Whiteleather returns for part two. Dr. Doug Stephey and Tania reveal the secrets to getting outside testing completed at the school district's expense. In this episode you will learn what IEE"s are, when you need them, how to ask for them, and how to get them completed by the providers of your choice. Moreover, you'll learn what the district's obligations are in responding to your requests. Douglas W. Stephey, O.D., M.S. is a full service eye and vision care...


29 Say Yes to the Mess- Psycho - Educational Testing and What It All Means

Former classroom teacher turned special education attorney, Tania Whiteleather joins Dr. Doug Stephey to discuss all that is Psycho-Educational Testing. What is it. How to ask for it. How to actually get it. What to do and more. Topics covered in this episode include: IQ testing, psychological education testing, IQ vs achievement discrepancy criteria, response to intervention, special education, specific learning disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, speech and...


28 Interactive Metronome: The Brain's Timing Clock

Dr. Stephey welcomes Amy Vega, the clinical consultant for Interactive Metronome and a speech pathologist. Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that measures & improves Neurotiming, or the synchronization of neural impulses within key brain networks for cognitive, communicative, sensory & motor performance For more information regarding interactive metronome please visit The Move Look & Listen Podcast is brought...


27 What is the Where Visual Pathway (Magnocellular)?

Dr. Stephey is joined by Dr. Teri Lawton, an experimental psychologist, who has been studying the magnocellular visual pathway for over 35 years and holds a patent on both measuring and treating this part of the visual pathway. The magnocellular pathway is a primary gateway to attention. There is a theory of dyslexia/reading disorders related the magnocellular system. There is a high prevalance of magnocellular deficits in the Alzheimer's population. Come listen to the power of the...


26 Orlando Magic- Body Awareness with Dr. Orlando Alves da Silva

Dr. Orlando joins Dr Stephey to discuss Postural Deficiency Syndrome (Proprioception Dysfunction Syndrome). In this episode we will learn how the visual system affects our body and brain awareness in space. This work has been done in Portugal for over 40 years and is essentially unknown in the USA. We'll be discussing how prescribing active prisms in your glasses will affect the proprioceptive system and our bodies/brain in space. If you suffer clumsiness, headache, migraine, dyslexia,...


25 Brains vs Braun: Listen Up!

Dr. Bea Braun, an audiologist, is Dr. Stephey's guest today. She is hear (here) to discuss the differences between hearing acuity, auditory processing as it's conventionally thought of, and central auditory processing disorders. Dr Braun will discuss the diagnosis of these disorders, the treatment of these disorders, and accommodations for these disorders. For additional information on this topic: - PDF's available for download here in the episode notes - ...


24 The Cognitively Gifted And Their Unmet Needs

Dr. Stephey welcomes Dr. Joanna Haase and Sharon Duncan to discuss their body of work with the pediatric population who has been identified as cognitively gifted yet oftentimes are still struggling academically, socially, and/or emotionally. Gifted Research and Outreach: Joanna Haase Ph.D., MFT MFT License 22234 572 East Green St., Suite 208, Pasadena, CA 91101 626.799.7907 /...


23 Afraid Not or A Frayed Knot: The Power of Blue Colored Lenses

Dr. Stephey invites special guest, Marina who suffered a brain injury nine years ago and has been on a long road to recovery. Dr. Stephey met Marina recently while giving a talk at Bridging the Gap, a brain injury support group. During the course of the evening's talk Marina graciously volunteered for a mini assessment to determine her response to a pair of blue colored lenses. You'll be surprised by her story. It's a story of survival and hope. Video of Dr. Stephey and Marina at Bridging...


22- Game of Zones with Alex Doman of Advanced Brain Technologies

Alex Doman, founder and CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies joins Dr. Stephey to discuss the healing power of sound. Learn how different sound frequency zones affect the body and brain whether it be to calm the nervous system, enhance social engagement skills, improve abilities to hear the human voice, act as a stimulus to arouse the brain, or to enrich creative abilities. If you have a heartbeat you can benefit from music listening therapy. Follow Advanced Brain...


21 Primitive Reflexes with Dr. Marla Omar DC, CAK

Dr. Doug Stephey welcomes back Dr. Marla Omar DC, CAK of Tri-City Chiropractic Clinic in Walnut, California discuss the role retained primitive reflexes play in overall development. Although these reflexes have been reported in the literature for decades they continue to be overlooked by education, medicine, and many therapy practices. Dr. Marla Omar, D.C., C.A.K. Tri-City Chiropractic Clinic 100 Pierre Road Suite A Walnut, CA 91789 Office: (909) 594-6181 Website:...


20 The Eye Bone is Connected to the Neck Bone with Dr. Marla Omar

Dr. Doug Stephey welcomes Dr. Marla Omar DC, CAK of Tri-City Chiropractic Clinic in Walnut, California discuss what it means to be a neurologic chiropractor and the role the visual system plays in movement, posture, gait, balance, and gut function. Please visit this link to see the video Dr. Stephey references in this episode regarding the miracle of blue lenses: Dr. Marla Omar, D.C., C.A.K. Tri-City Chiropractic Clinic 100 Pierre Road Suite A Walnut, CA 91789...


19 Postural Deficiency Syndrome Oh My!

Emily Stouffer joins Dr. Stephey again to discuss her own visual outcomes from when she was a kid until she came to California more than 10 years ago to see Dr Stephey. Emily shares her experiences of being clumsy, having challenges with attention, suffering from chronic postural issues, and having a brilliant mind but often struggling with fatigue. In this episode you will learn about postural prisms and how lenses can have positive body, brain, and postural outcomes. Visit...


18 Reading Therapy and Reading Disorders

Emily Stouffer joins Dr Stephey to discuss how we teach reading to both beginning and struggling readers with one of the most effective and fastest ways to do so: The Phono-Graphix method and the book Reading Reflex. This episode is a great resource for teachers or parents with students and children struggling with dyslexia, learning disability, reading disorder, ADHD, ADD, convergence insufficiency, oculomotor skills, eye strain, headache, and migraines. Visit and...


17 Psychiatry vs. Ps-eye-chiatry

Dr. Stephey discusses the brain-vision connection with Dr. Jay Faber, an integrative psychiatrist from The Amen Clinic. Specifically, they will discuss the role vision plays in brain imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of attention and other mood regulating disorders for patients who have been diagnosed with ADHD, autism, and various mental health issues. Contact Dr. Faber: 818-479-4400 or Contact Dr. Stephey: Website:...


16 Brainspan for a Better Body and Brain

Join Dr. Stephey and retired Army surgeon & co-founder of Brainspan Labratories, Dr. Dan Johnston for a discussion of the Brainspan test which is available from the office of Dr. Stephey. Taking the Brainspan test can be the first line of defense against aging, inflammation, vascular disease and poor brain function at any age. Silent inflammation is a killer and affects every cell in the body. Listen in if you have a learning disability, autism, ADHD, migraine, motion sickness, dementia,...


15 Do All Optometrists See Eye To Eye?

The Pervasive Role of Vision in Sensory Integration and Other Brain Based Disorders. Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana from Schaumburg, Illinois discusses the model she and Dr. Stephey have developed over the years in getting to the root cause of why your child may have been diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dyslexia, ADHD, or other learning challenges. This episode is for parents of such kids, as well as school psychologists, special education directors,...


14 What is Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia? This episode with Dr Garth Christenson, an optometrist from Hudson, Wisconsin and co-author of the Decoding Encoding Dyslexia Screener discusses how dyslexia is diagnosed, the sub types of dyslexia (dysphonesia vs dyseidesia, or the combine type), multisensory teaching strategies, the role of optometry, and vision therapy and dyslexia (dispelling the myths from the realities). This episode is for parents of kids with dyslexia, specific learning disabilities, and reading...


13 Cure Your Child With Food with author Kelly Dorfman, M.S., L.D.N.

Dr Stephey's guest today is Kelly Dorfman, author of Cure Your Child With Food. We'll be discussing: strategies for the picky eater, the role of zinc in taste and smell acuity, fish oil and omega 3 faty acids in attention and dyslexia, and the role of phosphatidylcholine in dyspraxia (childhood clumsiness disorder) and dysgraphia (handwriting challenges). The Move Look & Listen Podcast is brought to you in part, by Audible - get a FREE audiobook download and 30-day free trial at...


12 What’s Really Causing Your Headache

If you have migraines, are bothered by fluorescent lighting, bright sunlight and glare, movement in your periphery, and regular repeating patterns such as stripes, i.e.- print, there might be more to what’s causing your headache. Dr Stephey will discuss how binocular vision problems may be the cause of your headaches, dizziness, and vertigo. Moreover, if you get tired and sleepy when reading, lose your place, have poor reading comprehension, skip over words and lines, have to read out loud...


11 Our Aging Eyes

Dr Stephey discusses the aging visual system and several common eye disorders associated with aging: glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and dry eyes. You will also learn how the visual system affects memory, gait, balance, attention, the risk of injury due to a fall, and memory. Douglas W. Stephey, O.D., M.S. 208 West Badillo St Covina, CA 91723 Phone: 626-332-4510 Website: Website Videos: The Move Look &...