Understanding Our Primitive Reflex Codes That Affect Sensory Development and Vision Skills with Dr. Lynn Hellerstein and Patti Andrich

Patti AndrichDr. Lynn Hellerstein of Vision Beyond Sight speaks with Patti Andrich, an internationally honored occupational and vision therapist, researcher and author. She is also the founder of the Sensory Foundations Program, and co-founder of The Vision Development Team. She talks about our primitive reflexes and coding system that lay the foundation of our sensory development, and particularly how these reflex codes support the development of vision skills.

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  • How we are born with a coding system that allows us to sense our world and interact within our world
  • This coding system that is primitive at birth and how it becomes more advanced as we use our codes
  • How these codes are the neurological beginnings of higher level vision skills that we need for successful performance in school, work, sports, and social engagements.
  • How our reflex codes become more advanced and how they support the development of vision skills
  • What happens to these codes if someone has a brain injury?

Patti Andrich is an internationally honored occupational, vision therapist, researcher and author. She is known world-wide for her success in treating children and adults with sensory and motor processing disorders.

Patti received her master’s degree from The Ohio State University College of Education and her occupational therapy degree from the Cleveland State University Department of Health Sciences. Additionally, Patti holds certification in auditory processing using The Listening Program with Bone Conduction from Advanced Brain Technologies and through Integrated Listening Systems. Patti is certified in INPP primitive reflex integration techniques; having studied in England under the direction of Sally Goddard at the Institute of Neurological Physiological Psychology (INPP).

Patti received her certification in vision therapy through the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Patti serves on several advisory boards relating to vision in the United States and in Asia. She is also a member of The Optometric Extension Program, and an Advisory Member to the Board of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), an inter-disciplinary group of professionals dedicated to providing patients who have physical or cognitive disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury with optimal visual rehabilitation services to improve their quality of life.

Patti Andrich is the founder of the Sensory Foundations Program, a neuro-sensory motor program that helps adults and children integrate active primitive reflexes and gain postural stability. Patti specializes in improving the lives of individuals with attention, behavioral, coordination, visual, auditory, anxiety, vestibular and/or emotional regulation challenges. 

Patti and her husband, Dr. Alex Andrich are the co-founders of The Vision Development Team. They have raised 4 sons and enjoy spending time outdoors together skiing and mountain biking.

Patti was named Vision Therapist of the Year 2020 by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Connect with Patti Andrich and The Vision Development Team:

Patti is offering a no-cost phone consultation and $45 off a remote primitive reflex evaluation. Just mention Vision Beyond Sight when you call 440-230-0923 or request a phone consultation online here.

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“We're all born with little issues here and there that we have. We're all a little quirky at times. If you actually trace back your quirky behavior and problems, you will probably find a reflex that we can work on and mature.”Patti Andrich

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Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist, co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C., award-winning author and international speaker, holds powerful and inspiring conversations with her guests in the areas of health, wellness, education, sports and psychology. They share their inspirational stories of healing and transformation through their vision expansion. Vision Beyond Sight Podcast will help you see with clarity, gain courage and confidence. Welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!

Dr. Lynn’s books are available at Amazon.com and www.lynnhellerstein.com/shop.

Dr. Lynn is available for speaking engagements and consulting. For more information, visit www.lynnhellerstein.com.

To learn more about vision therapy or to find a doctor providing vision therapy in your area, visit COVD.org.

To learn more about vision and the impact in concussion/brain injury, visit Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.

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About Dr. Lynn

A pioneer in vision therapy and developmental optometry, for more than 30 years, Dr. Lynn Hellerstein has helped thousands of children and adults improve their vision and transform their lives — at home, in the classroom, and most recently on the playing field. Her breakthrough methods unlock barriers to learning and “rewire” around brain injuries, and vision perception or processing deficits. But you don’t have to have a vision problem to benefit: her brain training strategies may be the missing magic if you’re an athlete trying to nail a tricky shot or stay cool in competition. If it’s a skill you can visualize, Dr. Hellerstein can help train your eyes — and mind’s eye — on success.

Award-winning and #1 bestselling author, Dr. Lynn has published numerous professional peer reviewed articles, chapters and four books.

See It. Say It. Do It! (2009) - How to see/recognize your goal, declare your intention, and taking action to achieve your vision.

See It. Say It. Do It! Organize It! (2011) - How to create a step by step process to make achieving your goal a reality.

50 Tips To Improve Your Sports Performance (2013) - How to improve your sports performance today by enhancing eye-mind-body coordination skills, achieving the mental edge, and preventing injuries.

Expand Your Vision (2021) - Discover the power of the seeing brain…the creator of your true vision. Gain Clarity, Courage, and Confidence. In this #1 Amazon best-selling innovative newest book, the power of visualizing and believing in the process to break through internal barriers and create new possibilities for achieving your goal is explored. Visualization can be used to increase creativity, to reduce stress and anxiety, and to build confidence in all of the things that they do.