OOA Conference Participation – February 2013

OOA will be present at these events in February:

Reading Recovery Conference

Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH
February 2-5, 2013
At the National Reading Recovery Conference the emphasis will be on the importance of vision to learning. “The annual National Reading Recovery & K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference offers high-quality professional development from the nation’s leading early literacy experts. More than 100 sessions focus on literacy instruction and quality children’s literature.”

Central Ohio Association of School Nurses

Columbus, OH
February 12, 2013
Dr. Michael Earley will speak on: goals and limitations of vision screenings; visual conditions targeted by current screenings; binocular vision issues that can interfere with school readiness; additional screening tests for detection of these binocular conditions; common visual health conditions that present to school nurse; current research on brain development associated with reading acquisition; and the role accurate visual processing plays in allowing cortical development to occur.

Ohio Middle Level Association Conference

Kalahari Resort
Sandusky, OH
February 21-22, 2013
The Realeyes Middle School “What’s Your Eye-Q” curriculum will be featured. Realeyes educates students about how the eyes and visual system work, the importance of vision to learning, and the importance of eye health and safety.

ODH – Regional Head Start Conference

Cincinnati Marriott
Cincinnati, OH
February 28, 2013
The importance of comprehensive eye care during the preschool years and the Realeyes preschool curriculum “Sammy Safe Eyes” will be featured.

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