The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning: Why Millions of Learning-Disabled Children are Misdiagnosed

Webinar //

Date:

Nov 14 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Description

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Few are aware that a child can have 20/20 eyesight and still have a vision problem, which can be at the core of a learning disability. This webinar for APHA members will shed light on why so many students are still failing in school despite remedial help, IEP's, and medication. It will provide new perspectives about the 1 in 4 students who are silently struggling with hidden vision problems.

Groundbreaking knowledge and interactive exercises will equip teachers, child study team personnel, therapists, school nurses, and administrators with an understanding of:

  • The difference between vision and eyesight.
  • How vision-related learning problems affect learning and behavior.
  • The overlap of symptoms between vision-related learning problems and two common conditions — AD/HD and dyslexia.
  • Why a lack of understanding of overlapping symptoms often leads to misdiagnosis resulting in the unnecessary classification and medication of children.
  • Why the Snellen eye chart only identifies 5% of vision problems in children.
  • Firsthand experience of what it feels like for children who are struggling with an unrecognized vision disorder

Note: Only APHA members can participate in this webinar. Not a member? Join today!

Questions? Contact Pat Segu.

Brought to you by: APHA's Veterinary Public Health Special Primary Interest Group and the Epidemiology Section.

Registration Information

REGISTER ONLINE (requires APHA Member ID)