Washington State training & resource center for meeting the new vision screening requirements
Start with the following video:
Washington State Vision Screening Tutorial
Version 1.0 Aug. 11, 2017
Sponsored by: Optometric Physicians of Washington
Quick Start Instructions for Washington State Vision Screening [PDF Download]:
(These documents are developed to mirror the video tutorial in a quick and easy printed format)
Kindergarten Quick Start Screening Guide
First Grade Quick Start Screening Guide
Second&UP Quick Start Screening Guide
Washington State vision screening recording form [PDF Download to be developed soon]
Example Referral Letter for parents [English: Word Doc] [ Spanish: Word Doc] [Other languages?]
GOING BEYOND THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Exploring the role of vision screening in detecting vision issues that impact student learning
Vision Issues Impacting Development & Learning: Birth to Five, PART 1
Presented by Alan Pearson, OD MEd PhD FCOVD at the Infant and Early Childhood Conference in May of 2018
Version 1.0 Aug. 22, 2018
Sponsored by: The Center For Children's Vision Learning, & Technology at the UW, Bothell
In this presentation Dr. Alan Pearson is talking about common vision issues in children and what conditions are likely to be missed by vision screenings. He is highlighting the importance of Eye Exams and gives suggestions for a better way of conducting a vision screening.
Many Vision Issues impacting a child's development and learning ideally should be found and addressed in the birth to five range. This presentation sorts out the important vision issues to screen for and the best age to find and refer. It discusses how important it is for professionals to share a common message when communicating to parents about the importance of vision in
development & learning, and how and when pediatric eye exams by optometrists or ophthalmologists are best completed. This is Part 1 of Dr. Pearson's presentation.
Vision Screening Tutorial:
Part 2: Near Vision Function:
Preparing Children for Vision Demands of Classrooms and Learning.
A presentation by Dr. Alan Pearson at the IECC conference, May 5th, 2017, Tacoma WA, by Alan P Pearson, OD MEd Phd FCOVD.