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Training teachers in early detection of vision problems of children at risk

1 May 1989


A. A Visual Skills Profile (VSP) was drafted in non-technical language during a four hour seminar presented to eleven educators from the Forest Grove, Oregon Public School District No. 15. The purpose of the seminar was to field test the VSP and to make adjustments appropriate for educators.

B. Background information on vision and its development, discussion and demonstration of vision problems, a video presentation on classroom observation of vision problems, and handouts were presented at the seminar.

C. Classroom visitations for demonstrating the use of the Visual Skills Profile and consulting about individual students were accomplished in two schools. The classroom teacher is in daily contact with students. The Visual Skills Profile would provide the teacher with a guide to observe and identify children with potential visually-related learning problems and to refer to a vision specialist for diagnostic evaluation.


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