Veteran of the US Navy
Member of the Lions Club
Owner of the non-profile Vision Therapy Education International
Featured Heidens Magazine “Women’s Magazine”
A Bit About Me
My name Is Normanie McKenzie Ricks, and I am an Occupational Therapist who has a passion for helping individuals with neurological and vision deficits, particularly those with learning-related vision problems.
I am a graduate of The University of Alabama at Birmingham and UCLA. As a proud veteran and Officer in the United States Navy, I provided Occupational Therapy Intervention to service members and their families and addressed neurological issues so that they could return to full duty and fulfilled lives. As a member of the Lions Club who serves and advocates for the blind and visually impaired through its local and global initiatives, I love being a volunteer and advocate.
I often travel internationally and provide instruction for educators at their schools for the blind and developmentally disabled. My personal passion for the field hits really close to home. As a third grader my very own daughter began to have difficulty with reading comprehension, reporting daily headaches, and struggling with standardized assessments. She was diagnosed with convergence insufficiency and accommodation disorder. After vision therapy, my daughter now reads above grade level and scored at the ninth-grade level on her writing assessments as a fifth grader. She is my biggest success story, as she continues to excel in her academic endeavors.
I love helping those who have been diagnosed dyspraxia, dyslexia, and dysgraphia, and binocular vision disorders.