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Colorado COVD Study Group 2015

Winter Colorado COVD Study Group

Date: March 15, 2015

Location: Mountain Vista EyeCare, 7761 Shaffer Parkway, #200, Littleton, CO 80127

Topic: Visual Perception and Cognitive Development (Section 2 – Study Guide)

Schedule:

12:30 – Registration
1:00 – 1:50 – Seminar #1 – Vision Development through Edina’s Eyes
2:00 – 2:50 – Seminar #2 – Vision Therapy activities for Preschoolers Part I
2:50 – 3:10 – Coffee Break
3:10 – 4:00 – Seminar #3 – Vision Therapy activities for Preschoolers Part II
4:10 – 5:00 Seminar #4 – Classroom Accommodations

Title

Presenter

Classroom Accommodations for Children with Vision Disorders

Jen Simonson, OD, FCOVD

Visual Development through Edina’s Eyes

Lynn Hellerstein, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

Vision Therapy Activities for Preschoolers

(Hands-On)

Boulder Valley Vision Therapy Staff: Gail Henry, COVT, Amy Zeiger, COVT and Becca Haydon

Additional Resources for Classroom Accommodations:

1. Classroom Accommodations Checklist

2. Classroom Vision Skills

3. Print size to Acuity Level

Additional Resources for Vision Therapy Activities for Preschoolers

4. Vision Development Checklists

5. Polly the Porcupine

6. Giant Pegboard

7. Red Green Toybox

8. Fat Cat Vision Therapy

9. Dr. Jen’s Vision Therapy Pinterest Board

 

Toys and Games for the Holidays

2008 Holiday Toy and Game List

Dr. Simonson’s Favorite 2008 Picks:
Rush Hour (ages 8+)
Rush Hour Jr. (ages 6-8)
SET Cards (ages 6+)
Blink (ages 3+)
Katamino (ages 3+)
Make’n’Break (ages 5+)
Blokus (ages 5+)
Farkle (ages 6+)

Eye-Hand Coordination and Spatial Skills

Battleship – Jenga – Perfection – Beading Crafts
Jacks – Legos – Lacing Cards – Weaving Loom
Uno Stacko – Etch a Sketch – Topple – Light Bright
Barrel of Monkeys – Magna Doodle – Yo-Yo
Squiggle Pen – Pick-up Sticks – Paint by Number
Operation – Frisbee – Tinker Toys – Toss Across

Perceptual/Visual Thinking Games:

Sequence – Connect Four – Parquetry Blocks
I Spy Book – Rubik’s Cube – Mastermind
Imagine That – Tri-ominos – Racko – Simon
Dominoes – Pentominoes – Where’s Waldo
Brick by brick – Block by block – Soma Cubes
Battle ship – Tanagrams – Jigsaw puzzles
Othello – Shape by shape – Memory