Eye Read! Improving Functional Vision to Increase Student Learning (No Cost for TMI PLC Members)


We hope to reschedule this program later in the year.


Eye Read! Improving Functional Vision to Increase Student Learning

An offering of the TMI/Envision Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Series 

There is a GLARING problem with your reading interventions - do you know what that is?  Hint: it isn’t anything cognitive.  It is physiological and its name is FUNCTIONAL VISION!

Ask any reading specialist/interventionist and they will tell you that they notice these difficulties all the time, but feel unprepared to do anything about it - except for refer the student out to a developmental ophthalmologist or a particularly savvy physical therapist.  WE can deliver the simple exercises to fix this critical deficit and it’s time we did! Our underserved learners deserve nothing less!

Good to Know:  Eyesight is your ability to see objects clearly and the technical term for it is visual acuity.  Visual acuity is a measurement of what size letter you can see at the standard distance of 20 feet. Normal visual acuity is 20/20.  (Fun fact: The chart used for acuity was developed in 1862 - before the lightbulb!)

Functional vision encompasses more than just eyesight. It’s how you use your entire visual system -- the eyes, the brain, the visual pathways -- to work together to help you interact with your environment.  Because functional vision includes more than just your visual acuity, you can actually have 20/20 eyesight and still have a functional vision problem.

Focus on Facts: According to COVD, one in ten children have a vision problem significant enough to impact learning. These children appear to have a learning disability or an attention problem when the real culprit is poor visual processing skills. 

Your attendance in this lively, eye-opening (no pun intended!) workshop, will entitle you to:

  • Correct functional vision problems
  • Assess risk factors for vision-based learning problems
  • Determine if the weakness is physiological or cognitive
  • Provide crucial exercises to improve functional vision skills

Good to Know: The protocols are designed to be compatible with a tiered system of supports at either Level II or III or during a “WIN” (Whatever I Need) period.

Audience: All PK-12 Educators
Instructor: Sharon McCarthy, EnVision President and TMI Lead Consultant
Location: Ramapo College of NJ; Trustees Pavilion - Room 1

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email TMI Education at [email protected] or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website workshop page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)


Monday, November 11, 2019 - 09:00 to 10:00
Cost per Registrant: 
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Event Location: 
Ramapo College of NJ - Mahwah, NJ
Event Category: 
K-12 General