Dr. Pearson has over 25 years clinical experience evaluating and treating visual and perceptual dysfunctions impacting learning, development, reading, dyslexia, attention deficits, strabismus, amblyopia, and visual integration. He has been involved in research and development associated with curriculum development, interdisciplinary collaboration, and integrative treatment approaches. Dr. Pearson works with children (6 months and up) and adults wanting to improve their visual skills through therapeutic activity. He evaluates and prescribes appropriate tools and goals then counsels and coaches the patient/family toward achievement. He works collaboratively with occupational, physical, and speech therapists as well as with educators around the state.
In addition to this clinic Dr. Pearson is currently the Clinical Director for the
new EYE Center for Children's Vision, Learning & Technology at the University of Washington
Bothell campus. See: www.educatingyoungeyes.org
and www.wellchildvision.org for more information. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Pearson is a software developer involved in projects that facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, professional training, and treatment planning.
In his free time, Dr. Pearson enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, backpacking and skiing.
- Bachelors of Arts, University of New Hampshire, 1986, Major: Psychology
- Doctorate of Optometry, with distinction, Pacific University, May 1992
- Master of Education, Visual Function in Learning, Pacific University, May 1993
- Ph.D. - Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, March 2005, Dissertation title: Transdisciplinary public knowledge fostering collaborative teamwork in the education of children with disabilities.