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2016 CCIRA Conference Course #227

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

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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:

www.eyesontrack.com

http://www.amazon.com/Classroom-Activities-Correcting-Specific-Problems/dp/0131362194

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

References:

  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 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24790022
  2. COVD summary of research in vision and learning http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.covd.org/resource/resmgr/Research/10a_SummaryofResearchonVisio.pdf
  3. 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.

CCIRA Course 115 – Reading Struggles? 20/20 Vision is NOT Enough

The 2015 CCIRA Theme is “Scoffolding Literacy for One and All – Colloraboration Celebration”. Dr. Simonson will be spoke on Thursday, February 5th from 9:15 to 11:15. Course 115 Reading Struggles? 20/20 Vision is NOT Enough

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Classroom activities:

Stroop Test (Color/Word)

Kirschner Arrows

Eyes on Track – classroom workbook of tracking exercises

Videos:
1. 20/20 Isn’t Everything: A child’s vision is critical to learning
2. McGurk Effect: Vision and Speech (what we see influences what we hear)
Helpful Links:
1.www.covd.org – The College of Optometrists in Vision Development
2.www.oepf.org – The Optometric Extension Program Foundation
3.vision-learning.org — The Vision and Learning Forum (Colorado-based)
4.http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/resources-for-teachers – The American Optometric Association
5.http://www.3deyehealth.org/ — More information about 3D use in the classroom
February 4-7 at the Denver Tech Center
Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse, Denver, CO