Did you know Colorado supports just 25% to 50% of the families with very young children who are visually impaired or have vision concerns because of inadequate vision screening? Vision screening,
now using telehealth
, is critical to help identify and support children from birth to age three who are blind or visually impaired.
A Shared Vision
is offering vision screening training at no cost to professionals who serve families of children birth to age three, including early intervention providers, optometrists and pediatric medical professionals. In this two-hour virtual classroom you will learn how to effectively implement and score the Colorado Department of Education’s “Vision Screening Parent Questionnaire for Children Ages Birth through Five Years.” Then you will conduct virtual vision screenings (telehealth) of children, birth to age three, assessing appearance of the eyes and eyelids, behaviors and caregivers' concerns; evaluate and score vision screening results; determine appropriate next steps, including referral to pediatric ophthalmologist/ optometrist and/or EI-TVI; and understand who to contact for ongoing support and training. Sign up