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2016 CCIRA Conference Course #227

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Course #227 "Classroom Accommodations for Students with Visual Issues"
2016 Colorado Council International Reading Association meeting in Denver, CO.
Thursday, Feb. 4th - 2:45-4:45

World of Wonder

Course Slides:CCIRA 2016 course 227

Course Notes: 227 Course Handout CCIRA 2016

Checklist: TeacherQuestionnaire

Thank you so much for your questions and participation in this course! I really enjoy helping teachers better understand the issues their students are facing and how to help them succeed in the classroom.

- Dr. Jen Simonson

Jen Simonson, OD, FCOVD

Dr. Jen Simonson at the Boulder Valley Vision Therapy Center

Additional Resources:

WATCH THIS VIDEO: Vision at School:

Reading Windows: Http: //

Graph Paper:

Vertical lines for math problems:

Vision in the Classroom:

Educator's Guide:

Where to refer?

1. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development:

2. Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association:

3. Optometrists Network


  1. Leong D, Master C, Messner L, Pang Y, Smith C, Starling A. The effect of saccadic training on early reading fluency. Clin Pediat 2014;pages 1-7 (May 1, 2014, doi:10.1177/0009922814532520
  2. COVD summary of research in vision and learning
  3. Association between reading speed, cycloplegic refractive error, and oculomotor function in reading disabled children versus controls.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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