|IVL Copyright, co-owned by Mark ("no business relationship|
with Dr. Ingersoll at the present time") Noss & Steven Ingersoll
“Welcome to Integrated Visual Learning (IVL), a new and exciting optometric-based vision learning process that combines proven vision therapy techniques with integrated cognitive, sensory, and motor skill activities. The material is in the manual is full of novel ideas and exercises. The chapters which follow contain background information on human vision, memory and cognition, vision screening, IVL instruction design, IVL instruction execution, and how to change instruction plans to react to performance variations. The IVL process is designed to change peoples’ lives. The impact of successful IVL treatment is dramatic in the lives of children and families you will be treating. Some of the children you will deal with may have already experienced the stunting effects of psychoactive drugs such as Ritalin. Vision therapy techniques have been practiced since the late 19th century. The objectives of vision therapy have been to improve vision and attempt to improve academic performance.
The history and practice of vision therapy reveals that the results of therapy have been somewhat inconsistent and unpredictable. Although the immediate corrective effects of vision therapy may have been very positive, one child completing a course of traditional vision therapy treatment becomes an effective learner, while another appears to make equal progress but is never able to learn to read effectively and continued to exhibit low levels of achievement or unacceptable behavior. Dr. Steven J. Ingersoll, of Bay City, Michigan, has developed a systematic treatment process. This process not only treats vision inaccuracies, but through the use of multiple levels of motor skill, sensory, and cognitive activity integration, ensures that accurate eye movements and visual memory processing are rapidly driven to a subconscious level, while at the same time cognitive skills are enhanced. The result is improved visual processing that can be sustained when confronted with multiple task loading that individuals experience in the real world. This unique process is called Integrated Visual Learning (IVL).”
So, is this process really worth a reported $300,000 annual curriculum fee? Much more from the manual, only from Miss Fortune.
“One way that I saw Steven Ingersoll manipulated the financial records was by putting a curriculum development line in GTA's budget. Ingersoll made the curriculum development payments to SSM, in addition to the management fee. Steven Ingersoll told me he did this because he did not want to make the management fee too large. Because I was in charge of the curriculum, I know that the school's curriculum was not designed by SSM or Steven Ingersoll.”
“Based on my familiarity with the people involved, I know that Mark Noss, the owner of the current management company for GTA, and Brad Habermehl, the current GTA board president, have been friends with Ingersoll for many years.”
“One way that I saw that Steven Ingersoll manipulated the financial records was by putting a curriculum development line in GTA’s budget. Ingersoll made the curriculum development payments to SSM, in addition to the management fee. Steven Ingersoll told me that he did this because he did not want to make the management fee look too large. Because I was in charge of the curriculum, I know that the school’s curriculum was not designed by SSM or Steven Ingersoll. Only a small number of students, approximately 5%, received out-of-classroom instruction based on Steven Ingersoll’s Integrated Visual Learning method. Integrated Visual Learning is a teaching and learning technique rather than a curriculum.”
Sworn Affidavit of Kaye Mentley
October 19, 2015