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. Eyes for Learning explains how parents and teachers can spot a vision-related learning problem and how to treat it. Dr. Antonia Orfield 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.
About the Author
Antonia Orfield, a former high school teacher, works as a behavioral optometrist. She has published research on children's learning related vision problems and taught pediatric optometry and vision therapy as a clinical preceptor for the New England College of Optometry. Currently, Dr. Orfield divides her time between the Harvard University Health Services and her private behavioral optometry practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts.