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ERIC Number: ED053878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 11
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Vision Screening and Learning.
Bing, Lois B.
Most vision screening today concerns itself only with the physical phase of vision, consequently the relationship of vision to learning becomes slighted. Rather, vision should be discussed as it operates when learning takes place through seeing. Vision as it operates for learning is a very complex process--it has physical (acuity), physiological (integrative), and psychological (perceptual) phases. In order to help individual children who are experiencing learning difficulty and who may have vision deficiencies, the teacher should (1) understand the process of visual learning (which is affected by maturation, development, and many other factors); (2) know the limitations of the vision screening program used; and (3) know the child's visual abilities. Knowledge of symptoms, information gleaned from various tests, use of a full screening program, and referral for a complete vision evaluation--all these can help the teacher to know a child's visual abilities. In addition, early detection and early removal of visual deficiencies is important. The child must not only see clearly, but he must also be able to use the visual signals and have ample experiences in developing visual skills related to important perceptual abilities. References are included. (AW)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971