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The Vision and Learning Link Workshop – April 29, 2014

Vision WorkshopsStudents spend more than 75 percent of school time doing intense, visual work less than a foot from their eyes, but not all students’ vision can handle that intense workload. Thus, vision is an often overlooked component of learning and reading problems. Here is a fun workshop that will give you practical tools to help children who are having trouble with learning.

You are invited to attend a special workshop for parents, educators and professionals.

You will learn:

  • How to identify children whose vision restricts learning
  • How the way children “see” the world affect their behavior
  • How to build school performance by enhancing vision
  • How to perform assessments and tests of vision skills
  • How and why vision development therapy works

Workshop Details

Date: April 29
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Omni Vision & Learning Center (http://www NULL.omnivisioncenter NULL.com/), 9766 Fallon Ave., Ste. 105, Monticello, MN 55362
Presenter: Dr. Mary Gregory

This event is free but space is limited, please RSVP.
Contact Kim Kampa: 763.314.0664

A Reading Problem Checklist:

Takes “hours” to do a few minutes of homework.
Skips words or lines while reading. Often overlooks or mis-reads short words.
Rubs eyes, red eyes or gets headaches in the afternoon.
Poor concentration when reading.
Cannot comprehend material that has just been read. Must re-read to obtain meaning.
Falls asleep or gets tired when reading.
Slow-hesitant reading even when re-reading material.
Attention span shortens when doing intense close up work.
Must use finger or marker to hold place.

The Vision and Learning Link Workshop – April 29, 2014 at Omni Vision & Learning Center (http://www NULL.omnivisioncenter NULL.com/).

According to the American Public Health Association, 25% of students in grades K-6 have visual problems that are serious enough to hinder learning.

How can you tell if your child’s ability to learn is being affected by a vision problem? If you check off several items on the following checklist, consider taking your child for a thorough vision examination.

  • Turns or tilts head to see
  • Head is frequently tilted to one side or one shoulder is noticeably higher
  • Squinting or closing of one eye or excessive blinking
  • Poor visual/motor skills (often called hand-eye coordination) or frequently bumps into things or drops things
  • Becomes easily confused when in motion
  • Frequently loses things
  • Has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or dyslexia

While reading or doing close work your child:

  • Holds the reading material or object too close
  • Closes one eye or covers eye with hand or twists or tilts head
  • Frequently loses place and/or skips or repeats lines
  • Fatigues easily and/or becomes drowsy
  • Uses finger to read
  • Rubs eyes during or after periods of reading
  • Reports that words move or run together
  • Exhibits avoidance behaviors

Child reports:

  • Headaches or eyestrain
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Motion sickness or car sickness
  • Double Vision

If your child reports seeing double, please take your child for a binocular vision evaluation immediately.

Early detection of problems greatly increases the chances of successful rehabilitation. Testing of binocular teaming skills should be a part of every child’s comprehensive eye examination.

Contact Us today to setup an comprehensive eye examination for your child.

 

How Vision Problems Can Interfere With Learning by Dr. Mary Gregory

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