Dr. Sharon L. Snider, Developmental Optometrist, received her doctorate from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Optometry in 1983. She holds board certification with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD).
Her practice, Snider Therapy Centers, Inc., is unique, as it is the only practice in the state of Alabama specializing in the field of Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation. Therapies provided include developmental Vision Therapy, Sensory LearningTM, Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation, Auditory Integration Training, Ocular Phototherapy, Interactive Metronome, and Sports Vision Enhancement.
Visual skills disorders are often misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD or as dyslexia. However, using neuro-visual rehabilitative therapy, success rates in the 85 to 99 percentile range have routinely been achieved. Dr. Snider has worked with children with learning-related vision disorders since 1992, and this population still remains the predominant portion of her practice. Additional patient populations benefiting from the therapies provided by Snider Therapy Centers, Inc. include:
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Sensory Integration Dysfunction
- Pervasive Developmental Delays
Dr. Snider lectures frequently to educators, healthcare professionals, and parents on a variety of topics including learning-related visual disorders, traumatic brain injury, autistic spectrum disorders, and multisensory deficits. She and her husband own the Snider Therapy Centers with locations in Birmingham, Alabama; Dothan, Alabama; Huntsville, Alabama; and Columbus, Mississippi.
Areas of Study: Vision Therapy, Phototherapy, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Sensory Learning, Interactive Metronome, Johansen Individualized Auditory Stimulation, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)
About Mr. Snider: Mr. Snider is the Director of the Snider Therapy Centers in Alabama and Mississippi. He graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1978 with a Biology major and a Chemistry minor. Introduced to vision therapy in 1992, Mr. Snider completed his first two courses under the instruction of Dr. Mitchell Scheiman, Director of the Pediatric and Binocular Vision Programs at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and author of over 100 articles.
Through the years, Mr. Snider has attended numerous conferences and seminars in developmental vision, neuro-optometric rehabilitation, and ocular phototherapy. Additional areas of study include Sensory Learning, Interactive Metronome, and Johansen’s listening therapy. Mr. Snider recently attended iLs’ Advanced Practitioner Training Course.
Mr. Snider oversees the care of those individuals enrolled in ocular phototherapy, the Sensory Learning Program, and listening therapy.
On a personal note, Mr. Snider is on the board of Friends of Romania, a group of pastors and businessmen who support several ministries in Romania and Moldova. They also provide support for an orphanage in Moldova.
Erica Barrie, Sensory Learning Technician
Skye Fetherolf, Front Desk
Ruth Greer, Vision Therapist
Tina Jernigan, Vision Therapist
Jason Romans, Operations Manager
Lesley Romans, Accountant
Zachary Snider, Front Desk
Lynne Beck, Vision Therapist
Angie Huskison, Clinic Director
Elizabeth Parker, Vision Therapist
Vicky Schrepferman, Vision Therapist
Lisa Smith, Chief Vision Therapist
Coleman Swain, Clinical Trainer, Vision Therapist
Gloria Wilson, Front Desk
Kimberly Carmichael, Front Desk
Rita Tippens, Vision Therapist
Elizabeth Witteveen, Sensory Learning Technician, Vision Therapist
Olivia Snider, Vision Therapist