COVID-19 Office Update

Our office is in the process of resuming most in-person services by appointment and we welcome new patients! Please email us at, text us at (626) 869-4059, or leave a voice message at (626) 578-9685 if you have any questions. We will try our best to reply to you as soon as we can.

Your safety and health is our highest priority. Our staff members are working diligently to maintain a safe environment for all our patients who are receiving care at our office.

IMPORTANT: Per the City of Pasadena, Los Angeles County, and California State requirements for visits to a doctor’s office, all patients and staff members will be subject to a brief temperature screening before entering our office, as well as the requirement of wearing face masks at all times during the visit. Download a PDF with further details of our Safety and Health Protocols.

If you are scheduled to come to our office and within the past 14 days you have been experiencing any symptoms, been in close contact with anyone with COVID, traveled out-of-state, or been on an airplane, please inform our staff immediately to reschedule your appointment.

* If you have a sight or life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or contact your nearest Emergency Room *

Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) - Testing and Therapies

Choosing Proper Testing & Therapies for Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder Affects Reading and Learning and is often Mistaken for ADHD

Timely, comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation and assessment is critical for any child who shows signs or symptoms of sensory processing disorders. Sensory processing disorders is challenging to diagnose for various reasons including, but not limited to: (1) sensory processing disorders can be overlapping with or misdiagnosed as ADD ADHD or Autism; and (2) Convergence Insufficiency or other treatable vision problems can be misdiagnosed or overlapping with Sensory Processing Disorder.

Therapy recommendations depend on the proper diagnosis, however, in the case of sensory processing disorder or sensory integration — because vision is our primary and leading sense — Vision Therapy is the best therapeutic treatment.

Vision Therapy for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

Vision Therapy or visual training creates objective and observable improvements in the foundational developmental abilities of a child with diagnosed or suspected sensory processing disorders. Improved foundational developmental skills can include — but not limited to — visual skills and/or visual processing, visual-motor, sensorimotor and motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sensory integration, etc. Gains in fundamental developmental skills and abilities allow the child to experience greater ease and satisfaction in interaction with the physical world and others.

According to parents’ reports, the most important change for their child with SPD as a result of vision therapy is the child’s increased overall sense of ease and happiness. Parents report obviously improved self-confidence, perceived social competence, and more risk taking with appropriate sensory awareness in their child during and following the Vision Therapy. Parents also often state that — thanks to the Vision Therapy program — they themselves have developed a greater understanding of their child’s challenges and this has allowed them to better support and advocate for their child.

Hear what this parent has to say on this video:

Sensory Processing Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment w/ Vision Therapy Eye-Hand-Body Coordination Exercises - Vision Therapy is a type of Sensory Integration Therapy

To learn more about how we treat a common visual condition which often overlaps or is mistaken for Sensory Processing Disorder, see our page on
Convergence Insufficiency and Treatment with Vision Therapy

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