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Visual stress is a visual perceptual processing condition that affects how visual information is interpreted by the brain and interferes with reading, attention, coordination, general health and behaviour. This is different from problems involving sight or sharpness of vision and can occur despite normal vision. Classic symptoms include light sensitivity, headaches from reading, and problems reading because the white “page appears too bright” or the words appear to be "moving, flashing, or jumping on the page". As reading is such a key skill for school and life in general, problems with reading can thus lead to significant impairment. The good news is that appropriate intervention can make a significant improvement and for many individuals, one of the interventions is as simple as specific colour filters.

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A not for profit, multi-faith counselling agency committed to strengthening emotional and spiritual well-being. Individual, children, couples counselling. Art & Play Therapy Available. more
177 Albert Street, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3T4 Map
519-884-3305
Area Served: Waterloo Regional Municipality
All ages
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Corporation established in Canada to facilitate the identification, treatment and dissemination of information about Irlen Syndrome to individuals in Canada ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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E-counseling is the premier guide to e-counseling service and mental health. Access self-help articles on a range of mental health topics, written by licensed professionals. more
Country Not Applicable
Area Served: World
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Thyra Calvert, MSc
60 Bridgeport Rd. East, Waterloo, ON, N2J 2J8 Map
226-773-4783
Areas Served: Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ottawa-Carleton
12 years and up
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Mindframe Psychology Centre
6655 Kitimat Road, Mississauga, ON, L5N 6J4 Map
905-334-7832
All ages
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StreetTherapy.Ca
177 Victoria Street South, Kitchener, ON, N2H 5C5 Map
647-835-5804
All ages
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5115 Harvester Rd, Burlington, ON, L7L 0A3 Map
905-633-9000
All ages
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Catchment: Waterloo Regional Municipality
Posted: Jun 12, 2012
Language: EN
Catchment: Waterloo Regional Municipality
Posted: Jul 11, 2012
Language: EN
Catchment: Waterloo Regional Municipality
Local resource book for those living, working or supporting someone with a disability.
Posted: Aug 29, 2012
Language: EN
Catchment: Central West
A directory of resources, organizations and services in Waterloo Region, Wellington County, and Dufferin County.
Posted: Jul 19, 2012
Language: EN
Catchment: Ontario
List of aboriginal mental health services in Ontario created by the Ontario Aboriginal Health Advocacy Initiative (OAHAI).
Posted: Sep 16, 2015
Language: EN
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