• Workshop: Homework Wars and Vision

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    Name: Workshop: Homework Wars and Vision
    Date: October 29, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    For some parents, going home after work means facing a nightly homework war.  A parent and child struggle for hours to do what should be 20-30 minutes of homework. How is the life like for the child and the family every night?
    Well… in many cases a vision problem may be the culprit. If your child has an undiagnosed vision problem, print on a page may be blurred, doubled, or even swimming around and it makes too hard to get through.
    Learning-related vision problems that can cause these issues include poor eye teaming at near and poor visual tracking. These deficits are not picked up on during school and pediatrician eyesight screenings.  In fact, many routine eye exams frequently miss these problems as well. These learning-related vision problems impact reading, writing, comprehension, and even attention. So, it is not unusual for a child with learning related vision issues, who has just had a very long day struggling at school to resist when asked to do even more near work at home.

    Vision and Learning Checklist
    • Short attention span for reading
    • Must read and re-read material to understand it well
    • Takes “hours” to do 30 minutes of homework
    • Disturbs other children in class during reading or other subjects that require intense near work
    • Gets sleepy when reading
    • Still reverses words, letters beyond second grade
    • Better at math than English
    • Skips or re-reads words or lines
    • Covers one eye while reading, exhibits odd postures at desk
    Academy of Vision and Learning, 
    Optometric Vision Therapy
    2514 Boston Post Road, Suite 1C
    Guilford, CT 06437
    Date/Time Information:
    6:30pm on Oct. 29, 2019
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