Hey everybody! Doctor Amy Spoelstra here at SPOELSTRA FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC and of course THE FOCUS PROGRAM.

I wanna give you a little sneak peek into one of the things of probably thousands of things we do in the Neuroplastic Retraining Room. We’re doing exercises, body movements, eye games, and eye movements to stimulate different areas of the brain. So here’s you, here’s the scarf and what I want you to do or understand is that the way we adults and our kids point our eyes at things is really important. If I can catch the scarf, it’s what I’m doing with my eyes and I do it. So you can play this game or just play catch with your child and what might you look for? I want you to look at when I explain this game or just playing catch, is my child actually looking with the center of their eyes and what we call a central visual field to track this object? And if they’re not, if you ask them to, can they? Or are they using mostly their peripheral vision?

When we have this imbalance between the central visual field and a peripheral field, that’s an indicator that we’re not using the system super efficiently, which is a window into how we are. And we are not using our brain and where we are developed. That’s a really big thing that can lead to behavioral learning and socialization challenges.

Hey, play this super quick little simple game with a scarf or a bed or a wall or something like that.

How is your child using their visual system?

Can we use our central vision for a sustained amount of time, or do we need to deflect into just that periphery?

If you have any questions, let us know.