Back to school….But are they ready?
A workshop on vision and learning
More than 20 percent of students have vision problems that interfere with learning. Common visual limitations that make reading an ordeal are often found in the early grades where learning to read becomes reading to learn.
Since 80 percent of all school work involves reading, writing or other prolonged near-vision work, school can become an ordeal for both child and parent.
How can you tell whether your child’s vision is really ready for school?
Here’s a workshop in which you will learn about learning-related vision problems and how to test for and identify them. You’ll have time to ask questions and learn what can be done
A Reading Problem Checklist
If you check off more than a few of these signs and symptoms, it is likely that a vision problem exists.
- Takes “hours” to do homework that should take a few minutes.
- Skips words or lines while reading. Often overlooks or mis-reads short words.
- Rubs eyes, red eyes or gets headaches in the afternoon.
- Poor concentration when reading.
- Cannot comprehend material that has just been read. Must re-read to obtain meaning.
- Falls asleep or gets tired when reading, especially toward end of the school day.
- Slow-hesitant reading even when re-reading material.
- Attention span shortens when doing intense close-up work
- Must use finger or marker to hold place while reading.
*Special Guest: Meghin Huerta, Specialist in 504 and Special Education Law. She will be available to provide information and answer questions in regards to services that can be requested through the schools, recommend classroom accommodations to request and the channels to pursue services at the public school setting.
Tuesday August 8th
Nancy Guenthner, OD, FCOVD
Aspire Vision Care
7700 Cat Hollow Dr. Ste. 105
Round Rock, TX 78681