A Talk on Dyslexia and Colour

A Talk on Dyslexia and Colour

[vc_row][vc_column][mpc_vc_deco_header type=”h5″ text=”A Talk on Dyslexia and Colour
Organized by UKM-IACLE & Neuromed”][vc_column_text]Venue : Bilik Kuliah Optom 2, UKMKL
Date : 19th March 2015
Time : 8.30am – 11.30am
Fee : RM50 (Limited Seats)
Contact : Ms Norlaili Arif (013-3992962) / Dr. Bashirah Ishak (013-3889963)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mpc_vc_deco_header type=”h6″ text=”A) Eye Check For Children With Dyslexia” simple_arrows=”1″][vc_column_text]This lecture aims to update optometrists with current knowledge and skills to manage children with learning challenges. Although dyslexia is a cognitive deficit, it is important for every child to get their eyes checked regularly and assess their visual functions in detail. Vision is undoubtedly one of the core components of the process of reading and learning. Some vision problems that are more prevalent in dyslexia and can contribute to a child’s reading difficulty.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mpc_vc_deco_header type=”h6″ text=”B) Reading in Colour” simple_arrows=”1″][vc_column_text]This lecture will focuses about some children find it easier to read with a coloured filter. They may even find it beneficial wearing a pair of glasses with coloured lenses. One possible reason is Visual Stress – a photosensitive condition that affects the visual cortex and hinders reading. It is also known as Meares-Irlen Syndrome (or Irlen Syndrome) and often linked to patients with neurological deficits. This lecture will equip participants with basic testing methodology covering coloured overlays and intuitive colorimetry.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mpc_vc_deco_header type=”h6″ text=”Biography of Speakers”][vc_message]Mr Yap Tiong Peng received his optometry training in Manchester, UK and holds a UMIST Hons and a Master degree from Imperial College, London. He is heavily involved in paediatric optometry and vision therapy at IGARD for the past 10 years. Currently he is an adjunct lecturer for the MBA programme in health care management at Glyndwr University (Wales)-TEG International College.[/vc_message][vc_message color=”info”]Ms Christine Fitzmaurice is a marketing, media and parliamentary consultant to the International Institute of Colorimetry. As an educationist in London, Christine was involved in the introduction of a US system of coloured overlays and precision tinted lenses. Christine is a passionate campaigner and parliamentary representative in the UK and has secured recognition by the British government of the use of overlays in schools and colorimetry within optometry. Christine personally diagnosed in excess of 1500 poor readers during the early years in the UK prior to the invention of the Colorimeter and now works closely with researchers and optometrists in the UK and elsewhere in the world.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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