Professional Development in Vision Development
According to the American Optometric Association, “It is estimated that nearly 25% of school-age children have vision problems.”
Many of these issues are significant enough to cause difficulty in their daily lives, including school work and sports activities.
AND many "behavioral" issues such as A.D.D., Dyslexia, and a general disinterest in school can be linked to vision problems.
Far more than testing ‘20/20’ for visual acuity, 16 additional visual skills are needed to truly ‘see’! When over 80% of information comes to us visually, it makes a lot of sense that the ‘hidden’ vision issues 1-in-4 students suffer from are a huge factor for learning success. Because many vision issues can be identified and treated (for all ages), nSIGHTS translates detailed and disparate content about Vision Development into a comprehensive and practical online module that’s intuitively navigable.
SOURCE: American Optometric Association. The Need for Comprehensive Vision Examination of Preschool and School-Age Children. Accessed September 5, 2013. http://www.aoa.org.
supported and sustainable professional development
nSIGHTS explains Vision Development to address a teacher preparation program’s concerns about Computer Vision Syndrome and classroom management challenges; to extend a local vision therapy office’s outreach objectives of providing a foundation of understanding of vision function with demonstrations and activities used in vision therapy; and to promote the international certifying organization’s goals to facilitate ongoing progress in developmental vision care, advocate for wider adoption of optometric vision therapy, and increase recognition of its integral role in enhancing learning, rehabilitation, productivity and overall quality of life.
Designed to meet educator-specific needs, functional content areas are extended through social media for just-in-time answers to real-world questions that arise in each unique context:
- Introduction of module (targeted information)
- Appreciation of condition (developing empathy)
- Knowledge of issues (preparing for action)
- Awareness of symptoms (keys for identification)
- Understanding of universal design and adaptations (making a difference)
- Vetted and select resources for proactive change (summaries and support)
- Congratulations! (recognition options)