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Online Improvement

We are proud to announce the launch of our new and improved website.


Anyone who has been involved with developing a new website will know that it is a labor of love. The latest version of our website has many improvements including the fact that it is now mobile friendly. Please take a few moments to learn more about Vision Skills, explore the Services we offer, and learn more About Us and our passion for helping people achieve their highest potential.

Two-Minute Sideline Test Could Be Best Way to ID Concussions

NBC News featured a story about a simple test that can be done after a head injury to quickly diagnose a concussion. This story had great information but we want everyone who watches to understand that a pre-test must be done for the King-Devick test to be helpful.

Highline is available to assist coaches with administering the pre-test for sports teams.

August is International Vision & Learning Month!

This August marks the 20th year of National Children’s Vision & Learning Month. The purpose is to help parents and educators understand that undiagnosed vision problems can block learning and lead to years of unnecessary struggling.
Schedule your annual comprehensive exam to keep your peepers healthy and learn about how visual skills affect learning.

 
A young girl before & after vision therapy is followed through her college experience. Professionally produced, the video demonstrates the heartbreak which can be avoided if vision therapy is needed & utilized. This video is produced by Parents Active for Vision Education (PAVE) located at www.PAVEVision.org
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Make a Game Out of Learning

But don't Gamify


Directors at MIT's Education Arcade are enthusiastic about the surging interest in educational video games. But these game gurus have come to detest the biggest buzzword in their field.
Learn more about why some schools who are trying to "make learning fun" are not using games effectively in this article featured on Slate.

Back to School

For parents of struggling students, the summer break may have felt like a fantastic break from the ongoing battle to do homework every night but the problems of this past school year won't magically go away.

If you know a parent with a student who is working way too hard just to keep up (or worse - still falling behind), let them know about our FREE Vision Performance Screening (valued at $125). There is still time to get a jump before classes begin to help make this the best school year ever!


What's Lost as Handwriting Fades

Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how. Read entire article in The New York Times.
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