There are so many thoughts, emotions and stories to tell about my families recent mission trip to Panama. It’s difficult to even know where to begin! Our trip’s mission through an organization called VOSH-Minnesota was to provide eye care and glasses to people without the resources to do this on their own. What we provided were 5,000 pairs of glasses, 12 doctors and 27 helpers. What we donated were 1,828 eye exams and over 3,000 pairs of glasses. What we brought home was priceless- new friends, a stronger faith and a desire to share more.
One of the most common questions I am routinely asked is, “What is a lazy eye”. This is a commonly used term and people use it interchangeably for two different conditions. The actual terminology is either amblyopia or strabismus.
It’s the time of year already for conferences. I feel like we were just shopping for new school supplies and scheduling hair cuts for class pictures. Yet fall is almost past us and my husband and I just finished conferences for my two children last week. Sitting in the classroom is always a little strange for me. It makes me realize that my children have these lives of their own and this is their daily “home away from home”. It also reminds me how vision affects learning and how much our children’s vision plays a part in their classroom experience. How do you know if your child’s vision is working to enhance his/her learning? Maybe it’s hindering your child’s learning. Let me briefly explain how vision affects learning and provide a few quick ways to flag it as a possible concern.
In this third installment of visualization I’d like to explain how to apply visualization in learning , particularly in spelling and math facts.
You may be thinking what does visualization have to do with AD(H)D, dyslexia or learning? Let’s first define that visualization is the act of mentally imagining a form or situation. This can be remembering a trip you took or imagining an object in your mind.