Dr. Nate (of Bright Eyes News) and reader Amber both just let me know that COVD (that’s the College of Optometrists in Vision Development) is sponsoring a 30 minute web interview with neurobiologist Dr. Susan Barry entitled “School Crossings: A Neurobiologist’s View of How Our System Fails Children With Vision Problems.” The free web interview is targeted at parents and educators and will be Thursday, August 26, at 9 pm EDT. The interview will be recorded, but I don’t yet know whether or how it will be made available for people who are unable to attend the actual interview. As soon as I know more, I’ll update.
From the facebook event:
Hear Dr. Susan Barry answer questions about difficult school experiences that resulted from her vision problems; how, for example, she was mislabeled as a low aptitude student and assigned to a special problems class, and what her mother did to help her child succeed. And more….. including what you can do to help your child succeed!”
Dr. Barry is the author of the book, “Fixing My Gaze” which talks about her experience growing up with strabismus, and never achieving stereoscopic vision until she started vision therapy as an adult. The book is fascinating and her background as a neurobiologist is clear, as she explains the vision system in a very engaging and understandable matter (you can read my full review of her book). I’m certain that the web interview will be very interesting as well.
More details: “seating is limited to the first 1,000 people to respond. To register for this free event, go to: www.joinawebinar.com and enter the webinar ID number, which is 547-423-251, your email address, etc. Just follow the instructions from there.” Again, as soon as I know more about the availability of a recorded session, I’ll let people know.
Thanks for posting, Ann! This will be a great event!
Thanks for posting the information about the COVD web interview. I will explain how vision problems can impact reading and schoolwork and what can be done to help.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Sue! It sounds like a great session, I wish I didn’t have a conflict.
At the risk or sounding too fan-girlish, I really enjoyed and learned a lot from your book. It made me briefly wish I worked at Mount Holyoke College, so that I could be your librarian…
Ditto, Ann. Thanks for posting this, as it is very timely for back-to-school season (how quickly summer flies!).
Thanks – I am going to register and put it on my calendar. As a parent and a teacher – this is a major concern of mine!