New Hope for Struggling Students
AURORA, Ohio, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This August, as children head back to schools which have reduced budgets, National Children's Vision & Learning Month takes on new meaning. Teachers and administrators now need to be more creative in order to help their students succeed. This may include challenging previous concepts regarding vision and learning.
Two educators from New Jersey have shed some light on why teachers and administrators across the U.S. are rethinking their model of vision and how it relates to learning. Many students with attention problems, learning disabilities, and gifted students that don't achieve to their potential have one thing in common, vision disorders that have contributed to their learning difficulties.
Nicole Moore, Principal of Indian Mills Elementary School, shares, "As a principal who sits on the intervention services committee, we try to do whatever is possible to stop children from needing to be classified for special education services. One of the interventions that parents have told me makes a big difference in their children's ability to read and learn is optometric vision therapy." [MORE