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  • 3 Reasons Why A Magnetic Writing Board Is An Essential Tool for Children's Education

    1. Learning Tool

    Using a magnetic writing board for children is an excellent way to help them learn faster. Many students require a variety of methods to learn the shape of the letters of the alphabet. At the Visual Edge online store, educators can purchase a quality slant board that has a magnetized surface to hold letters. Every child can benefit from this educational tool, but it is especially helpful for struggling readers. The first few years of school are the best times to help a student with a learning disability such as dyslexia. Experts suggest that intensive tutoring in kindergarten and first grade can help a struggling student catch-up with their peers.

    2. Perfect Size

    Occasionally, a young child will have brain development and visual acuity that is taking longer to develop. The magnetic writing board for children is one way to help a student develop their brain to understand letter formation. Visual Edge has created this device as a slant board to make it easier for a child to see material correctly. The slanting ability of this reading tool makes it perfect for students with vision deficits or mobility issues. The slant board is the perfect size to fit nicely on a student’s desk or classroom table. If a student is a wheelchair user, it is easy for them to see the surface of the slant board.

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    3. Miniature Whiteboard

    Visual Edge has designed the magnetic writing board for children as a versatile tool that is useful for many years in the classroom. We offer accessories including a color match magnet set to help children learn different colors. When you order a slant board device, our store also has dry-erase markers in a variety of colors. The slant board is a miniature whiteboard that fits on a table or desk to allow students to see better while learning how to read. Many teachers and parents also use other objects on the metal slant board such as tiny letters and numbers. This reading tool is portable and small enough to carry in a satchel to several classrooms throughout the school day.

  • How To Reduce Stress Through Visual Hygiene To Better Reading

    Because there is an intimate relationship between posture, working distance, desk surface the pioneering experiments by Dr. Darrel Boyd Harmon and subsequent research by Dr. John Pierce and Dr. Steven Greenspan clearly prove a reduction of stress and improved performance when conditions are arranged properly for near-point visual activities such as reading and writing. The following changes were observed: reduced heart rate, more regular and deeper breathing, and reduced neck muscle and overall body tension. Improve your reading abilities today!

    TO ACHIEVE THESE BENEFITS THE FOLLOWING MUST BE ARRANGED

    Working Surface: A sloping working surface must be used that is tilted between 20 and 23 degrees from the horizontal.  The Visual Edge Slant Board is at 22 degrees, which has been found to be the optimum angle.

    Posture: Seated comfortably, relatively erect, feet flat on floor or box.

    Working Distance: The "Harmon Distance" is the optimal distance from the eyes to the working surface. It is the distance from the elbow to the first knuckle. This can only be assured with a proper chair height to desk relationship.

    Near point Lenses: ONLY IF PRESCRIBED BY A DEVELOPMENTAL OPTOMETRIST. A specific, low power prescription not used to correct a defect in the eyes but to put the eyes into better balance for near tasks. This enhances and integrates the posture, working distance, and surface relationship.

     

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    INSTRUCTIONS FOR VISUAL HYGIENE

     

    1. Ensure your reading material is at an angle of between 20 and 23 degrees.  The Visual Edge Slant Board is at an angle of 22 degree which research has shown to be the optimum angle at which to read.

    2. Do all near point activity at HARMON distance or slightly further. This is the distance from the center of the middle knuckle to the center of the elbow measured on the outside of the arm. Working at the Harmon distance reduces near point visual stress.

    3. Be AWARE of space between self and the page when reading. Also, be aware of things around and beyond the book.

    4. When reading, occasionally look off at a specific distant object and LET its details come into focus. Maintain awareness of other objects and details surrounding it. Do this at least at the end of each page.

    5. When studying, place a bookmark 3 or 4 pages ahead. Get up and move around for at least one minute each time you reach the bookmark.

    6. Sit UPRIGHT. Practice holding your back arched while you read and write. Avoid reading while lying on your stomach on the floor. Avoid reading in bed while lying on your stomach on the floor. Avoid reading in bed, unless sitting reasonably upright.

    7. Provide for adequate general illumination, as well as good central illumination, at the near task. The illumination on the task should be about three times that of the surrounding background.  Avoid the use of florescent lighting.

    8. Do not sit any closer to TV than 6 to 8 feet, and be sure to sit upright. Maintain good posture.

    9. When riding in a vehicle, avoid reading and other near activity. Encourage looking at sights in the distance for interest and identification.

    10. Encourage outdoor play or sports activities that require seeing beyond arm's length.

    11. When outdoors, sight a distant object at about eye level. At the same time, be aware of where things are on all sides.

    12. Walk with head up, eyes wide open and look TOWARD, not at, objects.

    13. Become very conscious of the background of the objects you look TOWARD, be it a person, print on a page, an electric sign, the TV, or any other object.

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