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ERIC Number: ED497320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 326
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6595-6ISBN-978-1-5788-6595-6
Eyes for Learning: Preventing and Curing Vision-Related Learning Problems
Orfield, Antonia
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Dr. Orfield's highly readable guide on vision development presents ground-breaking solutions to common learning problems and is supported by substantial data. This holistic common sense--that most people do not know--is not just about vision but also how vision is interrelated with learning. It teaches how to care for a child's vision as well as our own. Poor vision, if unnoticed and untreated, can dramatically reduce a child's school achievement. While it is easy to blame underachievement on a variety of causes, the real cause may be directly related to vision development. Strong vision is much more than being able to see the blackboard from the back row. Solid visual skills that underlie brain learning are developed through a variety of activities that are less and less a part of children's lives thanks to TV and video games. This book explains how parents and teachers can spot a vision-related learning problem and how to treat it. The author provides answers about referrals, required vision tests, and vision-improvement techniques. The bottom line is that good vision is a learned skill that is best developed by the practices explained in this book. Understanding these explanations can go a long way in saving a child from failure in school. The book contains seven chapters: (1) Vision Is More Than Seeing the Blackboard: Parents and Teachers Need to Keep Watchful Eyes on a Child's Near Vision Struggles; (2) The Best Visual Systems Are Made, Not Born on Waves of Toxicity: If We Fail to Understand This, if We Fail to Help Affected Children, School Learning Will Suffer; (3) Poor Vision Development Affecting School Success Is Epidemic, But Some Schools and Many Parents are Reversing It with Vision Therapy; (4) Children Do Not Have To Go Nearsighted: Without Intervention, Myopia Usually Progresses, but It Can Be Controlled and Sometimes Reversed; (5) Treatments That Support Eyes and Brain for Learning: Several Are Used in Innovative Schools; (6) Teachers Are The FirstLine of Defense Against Vision-Related Learning Problems; and (7) The Seven Home Habits For Growing A Visually Successful Child.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
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