Hidden Disorders: Right In Front of Our Eyes

Hidden Disorders: Right In Front of Our Eyes

Speakers have been chosen from among educators with special expertise in factors that impact learning, and vision specialists with different perspectives on vision/visual processing disorders.

Research shows that seventy-five (75) percent of juvenile delinquents suffer from vision disorders. Such disorders are not related to acuity (20/20 vision) and are often referred to as “The Hidden Disability”. Awareness of the relationship between vision disorders and learning is just becoming recognized in the academic community and is not widely known or understood. It is important for educators in particular and the public in general, to be aware of and alert to the multiple vague symptoms that together indicate a struggling student or athlete may have a vision/visual processing disorder. 

The U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), however, says learning disabilities do NOT include learning problems that are primarily due to visual, hearing or motor disabilities. That is because these disorders are treatable when discovered, and in most cases, correctable. Attendees at this conference will learn the relationship of vision and visual processing disorders to the learning process. They will also learn about how acoustics in the classroom affect hearing and how that relates to the learning process.

Targeted Audience: All Monroe County Teachers and their stakeholders, school nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, MDE, and Legislature

Date Time Session Instructor Faciliator Venue
Thu, Aug 16, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM All Day Session LuEllen Childress Susan Scott National Guard Old Armory
Special Accomodations
Disabilities If you have a disability that would need an accommodation (wheelchair, visual impairment, etc.), please contact us so that we can best accommodate you.

Tags: visual disorder