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
Course Slides:CCIRA 2016 course 227
Course Notes: 227 Course Handout CCIRA 2016
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
Dr. Jen Simonson at the Boulder Valley Vision Therapy Center
WATCH THIS VIDEO: Vision at School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyWYlbhEKxA
Reading Windows: Http: //readingwindow.org/home/chapter-5-making-reading-windows/
Graph Paper: http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/
Vertical lines for math problems: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/printable-lined-paper
Vision in the Classroom: http://oepf.org/product/B118
Educator’s Guide: http://oepf.org/product/B201
Where to refer?
1. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development: http://locate.covd.org/
2. Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association: https://nora.cc/
3. Optometrists Network
- 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 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24790022
- COVD summary of research in vision and learning http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.covd.org/resource/resmgr/Research/10a_SummaryofResearchonVisio.pdf
- Association between reading speed, cycloplegic refractive error, and oculomotor function in reading disabled children versus controls. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=quaid%2C+vision%2C+learning
Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
COVD 2015 Poster: Van Orden Training Utilizing the Stereoscope for iPad
BACKGROUND: Millard E. Van Orden developed a stereoscopically drawn visual pattern to gain insight on the patient’s binocular visual behavior pattern. This drawing records the projection in space of corresponding visual areas. When used for training, the patient receives feedback on the reorganization of visual space and stability of eye posture and binocular vision.
PROCEDURES: Van Orden drawings were completed with the Translucent Correct-eye-scope set at 0-0 and the Stereoscope for iPad set at 0 (optical far-point). The optics of the prismatic lens allow for a distance accommodative and vergence demand, but a physical distance of 20 centimeters. Targets included binocular vision space testing, far point – peripheral control, base-in projection stereo training, and base-out projection stereo training. Instructions were the same for both the traditional and digital drawings and followed the Van Orden Technique of Visual Rehabilitation Instruction Manual (Keystone View Company, www.keystoneview.com/download_manuals/6104_van_orden.pdf)
Dr. Simonson presented a poster at the 2015 COVD Annual meeting.
1. Ability to complete testing and training in more postures with the same device (standing or sitting, primary gaze or up/down gaze)
2. Ability to add images to electronic health records for performance documentation.
3. Ability to test visual performance when viewing a digital device (clinically noted to cause more visual complaints).
Link to more information: Van Orden Tracing on the Stereoscope for iPad and OPTO App
Thank you for submitting your abstract, ” Van Orden Training Utilizing the Stereoscope for iPad”, to the 2015 COVD annual meeting. The review process has concluded, and we are pleased to inform you that your abstract was accepted, to be presented as a poster. It is scheduled to be displayed on Thursday, April 16 and Friday April, 17 2015 on poster board #29.
I really enjoyed the opportunity to speak during the general education program of the 2014 College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting. Part of the reason I wanted to do this is because presenting to a group lets me research and organize my thoughts on a particular topic. In this case, it was treating vertical strabismus with vision therapy. I hope this information is helpful to you in clinical practice! – Dr. Simonson
Link to more information from the course “Clinical Pearls for Treating Vertical Deviations“