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2014-04-09 23:28:55

At its regular General Membership meeting March 24, 2014, the Seattle National Association for the Advancement of Colored People heard a presentation on children's vision care from Katie Johnson and Helen Spencer. Spencer and Johnson are working on raising awareness among educators and policy makers all across Washington State. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Members of the Seattle-King County NAACP General Assembly meeting on Monday night, March 24, were very concerned to...

2014-03-29 23:04:47

Two hundred school nurses attended the Spring Conference of the School Nurse Organization of Washington (S.N.O.W.) held at the Marcus Whitman Convention Centre in Walla Walla, WA, March 21-22, 2014. One of the most impressive exhibits was a large display highlighting vision care for the 25% of children who cannot see to read. Walla Walla, Washington (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 "There are only two states in the whole country who screen their school-age children for binocular vision,"...

2014-03-14 23:25:45

"What can we do to help our children with their reading and vision?" asked an eager group of parents and teachers at the Lake Forest Park Elementary School (Washington) PTA meeting February 26. Based on her thirty years as a first-grade teacher, with many examples from her book Red Flags for Primary Teachers, Katie Johnson told stories about children's vision needs and taught the group about what they can do to help their children. Lake Forest Park, Washington (PRWEB)...

2014-02-28 23:31:57

At the conference of the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians (ATNI) on February 19, 2014, Katie Johnson and Helen Spencer presented tribal leaders with information about how children's undetected vision issues directly impact their success in school and in life. Ferndale, Washington (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Tribal elders know that native children do not need more problems than they may already have -- poverty, lack of support, discrimination. Vision and speech problems of...

2014-02-21 23:24:59

Parents of first-graders at College Place Elementary in Edmonds (WA) learned and practiced games and interventions with Katie Johnson during an after-school training in February. The parents volunteer their time to help children who are struggling readers. Edmonds, Washington (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 On February 6, 2014, five volunteer parents and three first-grade teachers sat down after school with Katie Johnson, author of Red Flags for Primary Teachers: Neurodevelopmental and Vision...

2014-01-31 23:32:23

On January 28, the Brookside Elementary School PTA hosted a presentation by Katie Johnson, author of Red Flags for Primary Teachers, 27 Neurodevelopmental and Vision Issues with Activities to Help. Parents and teachers attending learned surprising and helpful information about the 25% of elementary children who need help with reading because of their vision. Lake Forest Park, WA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 "How long does it take your second-grader to do his 20-minute homework...

2013-12-31 23:25:20

Across the US, fifth-graders are tested in early January for how many words per minute they can read correctly. Teachers can use these findings for more than planning reading instruction: they can also get helpful clues about a child’s near vision. Shoreline, Washington (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Every October, January, and June, children across Washington are assessed for reading in various ways. The youngest ones are tested for letter recognition and sight words; the oldest ones are...

2013-12-21 23:03:22

University of Washington-Bothell graduate students are building new computer-designed tools to end the inadequate screening of children's vision in America's public schools, beginning with the children of Washington. It is important to find out how well children can see to read. Bothell, WA (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 Under the guidance of Professor Bill Erdly, four graduate students in the department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of...

2013-11-29 23:25:20

At the Annual Meeting of the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children, there was a fascinating presentation by educators and medical people on the importance of vision in teaching young children to read. One teacher, one educational administrator, one developmental optometrist, and one family practice doctor combined to present the stories of children who can't learn to read because of their vision. (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Why IS it that some children cannot learn...

2013-11-09 23:03:06

Red Flags for Primary Teachers, written by Katie Johnson after many years of teaching first grade in regular education classrooms, has won an honorable mention in The Great Midwest Book Festival. It was competing in a class of new non-fiction titles. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Katie Johnson's latest book about young children, Red Flags for Primary Teachers: 27 Neurodevelopmental and Vision Issues that Affect Learning With Activities to Help, has received an Honorable...