Vision for Reading

The gift of vision provides learning opportunities!

 

 

"Vision for Reading” addresses a critical problem in our schools. Experts estimate that vision problems are prevalent in 25% of all school children in the United States.  Most of us assume schools are addressing the vision problems of children by performing vision screenings.  However, traditional screening methods fail to identify 60-90% of vision problems in young children.  Research has shown that, of children in the 7 to 15 years old age group, only 10% of the children who needed glasses actually had them.  The National Parent Teacher Association estimates that more that 10 million children in this country suffer from vision problems that may contribute to poor academic performance.  The Education Foundation realized that many children who struggled with reading were unable to properly see.

 

The screenings are made possible through the generosity of the John’s Island Foundation, whose $25,000 grant enabled the Education Foundation to purchase the PediaVision screeners.    Grand Harbor Community Outreach provides annual funding to provide follow visits with a local provider for children whose needs cannot be met through existing programs.

 

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2018 Indian River Regional Science & Engineering Fair

The 2018 Science Fair will begin with project set up on Friday, January 26th.  Judging will take  place on Saturday, January 27th beginning at 8:00 a.m. (6th - 12th) and 9:00 a.m. (K-5th).  Elementary Division Awards Ceremony (grades K - 5) will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Secondary Division Awards Ceremony (grades 6 - 12) will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

Click on the Science Fair tab on the left of the home page for more information and forms.

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