Re: Seeing Your Vision Clearly
I have a concern with the statement:
“The Canadian Pediatric Society
recommends babies be screened for
congenital cataracts as early as six
months of age.”
As a pediatric ophthalmologist
who has treated many congenital cataracts, I would
comment that six months is too late to be screening for
Congenital means that the baby is born with thesecataracts. The screening must be at birth or very soonthereafter. A congenital cataract must be treated in the firsttwo to three months of life to allow for good vision in thateye.
Carolyn M. B. Skov, MD, FRCSC
Wealth of information
I am very pleased that Apple magazine is providingmore information about the importance ofbrain development in the early years.
I found the Spring 2015 issue to be awealth of practical information aboutthe importance of brain developmentand responsive relationships betweenchildren and their parents/caregivers.
MaryAnn Farebrother, early learning
and child care consultant
We liked Apple
We really liked:
Amanda Rae Storteboom, operations manager,
• That readers could score ACEs themselves by using
• The activities such as the origami—for sure we will
use this tool in our programming with families
• The accessible language and consistent messaging
• The use of pictures
• And we thought the resourcing at the back of the
magazine was great, but wonder, why wasn’t CUPS
Calgary Urban Projects Society
I’ve given Apple’s Spring 2015 issue to parents of preschool
children in the East Calgary area. We are seeking feedback
from them on their hopes and dreams for their children’s
future and how we can support them in helping to reach
those dreams. We hope to share with them that the
foundation for a healthy brain is built in the early years
of a child’s life and what is needed to ensure
positive development. Your Apple magazine
has wonderful articles to help share
June Pirie, RN, MN, pediatricclinical nurse specialist,Early Childhood Mental HealthOutreach–Preschool Intervention,East Calgary Health Centre
Understanding toxic stress
I’ve been using Apple’s Spring 2015 issue to givesuggestions to the child care program staff that I workwith. Many of the children who concern them arestruggling with toxic stress, so the more understandingthere is of how this can manifest itself in behaviour, themore prepared we can be to provide the right kind ofsupport.
Liz S., via e-mail
The latest research
I am impressed withApple’s ability to bring thelatest research on braindevelopment to parents andprofessionals alike, in a manner that’s easy to read andunderstand. I enjoyed reading the articles myself and planto bring them to the attention of families I work with aswell as community partners. Anyone who has an interestand investment in the lives of children will benefit fromthis issue.
Teri Brannen Gallagher, MSW, RSW, infant mental
health consultant, Collaborative Mental Health Care,
Alberta Health Services
CorrectionsOur article on page 36 of the Spring 2015 issue incorrectly stated thenumber of neural connections our brain makes. In the first few yearsof life, our brain makes an estimated 700 connections a second.
The story Unravelling Obesity on page 21 stated Robin Andersonworked with 25 primary care networks. In reality, Anderson workedwith 25 family physician clinics in the Edmonton Southside PrimaryCare Network.