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  • How Using A Slant Board Can Help Improve Your Child's Reading Comprehension

    If you're working with your child to help him or her learn to read, you want to take a look at the Slant Boards Visual Edge has to offer. The board can help kids to read by slanting books or reading material at a 22 degree angle, which makes it easier to see the words on the page.

    The legs of the slant board also collapse, so the device is easy to carry and transport. The book latch at the bottom of the board and the paperclip up top are ideal for holding books of any size or keeping papers secure. The boards are available in colors of the blue, yellow, and green varieties.

    slant board lap pillowIn addition to the Slant Boards, there are a number of other products that Visual Edge offers to teach kids to read. For instance, the slanted lap pillow makes for comfortable reading in bed or while traveling. Visual Edge also sells dry erase markers in several colors and magnet sets that help children create eye-catching shapes while learning more about geometry. If you need replacement parts for your slant boards, Visual Edge offers paperclips and book catches as well as board legs to keep the Slant Board functioning well.

    While the Slant Board can help kids to read the textbooks and leisure reading materials of their choice, there are also a few tips you can incorporate into your child or student's daily schedule that will improve reading skills. For instance, set aside a time each day to read with your child. This creates a routine and sends the message to your son or daughter that reading is important. Scheduling a time for the entire family to read together can also be fun and engaging for the child and help him or her to associate reading with having a great time. It's also a good idea to surround your child with as much reading material as possible. This gives him or her options when it comes to learning about a variety of subjects. When young readers have an array of choices, they are more likely to read for pleasure, which increases comprehension and can boost a child's confidence in the classroom.

  • What Is The Incline Board Reading Tool?

    If you're motivating your child to read more and want to include more tools and resources in the process, the incline board reading tool from Visual Edge can help. The board has a number of features that can make reading more appealing for children, and can even make it easier for you to read to and with your child on a daily basis.

    The incline board reading tool is available in neon colors like yellow, blue and green, making the items immediately attractive to a child. The board slants the book or magazine your child is reading at a 22 degree angle to make it easier to see while he/she is sitting. This frees your child's hands to create flashcards with you of words that he/she needs to become more familiar with. The Slant Board also has two small legs that collapse, so you can take the board with you anywhere.

    Visual Edge's Slant Boards also have a dry-erase surface, so your child can write down words while he/she is reading. Writing is essential to learning how to read well, so purchasing a desktop adjustable slant board that can help with both important skills is certainly helpful. The company also sells dry-erase markers.

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    In addition to the Slant Boards, Visual Edge also offers a lap pillow so your child can read from his/her laptop. The computer fits comfortably on the pillow so the screen can be seen clearly, and there are two Velcro straps on the item that hold the laptop in place. There are plenty of online resources like games and reading puzzles that you can incorporate into your child's reading time, and with Visual Edge's laptop pillow, these electronic lesson plans are easily accessed.

    Now that you know where to purchase the tools for improving your child's reading, incorporating certain tasks, like reading a book with your son or daughter every day or having them read to you as you run errands and complete daily tasks will be much easier.

  • The Best Slant Board Products from Visual Edge

    Libraries, schools and community centers could benefits from the children reading tools and supplies available from Visual Edge. Specializing in Slant Boards, the company makes it easier for children to read and learn. If you work with children on a regular basis, you need one of these tools.

    Slant Boards

    The slant boards are optimized at a 22 degree angle that has been researched as the best angle for all reading levels to read without eye strain. Slant boards are portable, discreet and only weigh 2 lbs. They also hold individual papers securely. A Slant Board used for writing is one of the most ergonomically efficient ways to set up a workstation.

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    Why Do You Need a Slant Board?

    Slant boards offer superior ergonomics and provide maximum productivity in the learning place. They are comfortable to hold and view and prevent the reader from fatigue. You can use the surface to take notes, hold a book or use magnetic supplies or puzzles. Slant boards have been proven to increase children’s reading abilities and overall health. The also help children with disabilities in helping them achieve a higher self esteem. You can also place a laptop on the slant board. What is the wait? Purchase one today from Visual Edge.

  • Slant Board Paper Catch Removal and Replacement Instructions

    Visual Edge Slant Board Paper Catch Removal and Replacement Instructions

    slant board paper catch removal

    TOOLS REQUIRED

    Drill with ¼” bit
    Flat head screwdriver
    Pliers (Needle Nose Preferred)

    ITEMS ENCLOSED

    1 Set of Instructions
    2 Round Head #8 x 3/8” Bolts
    2 Hexagonal #8 Nuts
    2 #8 Lockwashers

    REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

    1) On a level stable surface place the Slant Board face down. With the drill and ¼” bit carefully drill out the end of both rivet stems to just below the washer.
    2) With the pliers grab the outside of the washer and pull both washers off.
    3) Turn Slant Board over and gently pull the broken paper catch off.
    4) If there is some resistance removing the paper catch, turn the Slant Board back face down and with the pliers crimp the end of the rivet stem into a point and reattempt pulling the paper catch off.
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    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

    1) Align the new metal paper catch with the holes on the front side of the Slant Board.
    2) Insert the bolts through the paper catch and Slant Board from the front side.
    3) From the backside of the Slant Board first place the lockwasher onto the bolt, then screw on the nut and tighten with your fingers.
    4) With the pliers firmly hold the nut on the backside of the Slant Board and with the screwdriver tighten the bolts from the front.
    YOUR VISUAL EDGE SLANT BOARD IS NOW READY TO USE!
  • Visual Edge Slant Board Leg Removal and Replacement Instructions

    Visual Edge Slant Board Leg Removal and Replacement Instructionsslant board leg removal

    TOOLS REQUIRED

    Drill with ¼” bit
    Flat head screwdriver
    Pliers (Needle Nose Preferred)

    ITEMS ENCLOSED

    1 Set of Instructions
    1 Plastic Leg Mounting Unit
    End Cap
    2 Round Head #8 x 5/8” Bolts
    2 Hexagonal #8 Nuts

    REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

    1) On a level stable surface place the Slant Board face down. With the drill and ¼” bit
    carefully drill out the end of both rivet stems to just below the washer.
    2) With the pliers grab the outside of the washer and pull both washers off.
    3) Grasp the plastic leg-mounting unit and gently pull away from the board.
    4) If there is some resistance removing the leg-mounting unit, with the pliers crimp the rivet stem into a point and reattempt pulling the leg-mounting unit off.

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

    1) Place the plastic leg into the slot on the leg-mounting unit with the spacing peg facing up.
    2) Turn the two pieces over, placing them on the backside of the Slant Board and align the new leg-mounting unit with the holes
    on the Slant Board. Hold in place with your hand.
    3) From the front side of the Slant Board insert the bolts through the holes in the board and leg-mounting unit.
    4)From the backside of the Slant Board screw on the nut and tighten with your fingers.
    5) With the pliers firmly hold the nut on the backside of the Slant Board and with the
    screwdriver tighten the bolts from the front.
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    YOUR VISUAL EDGE SLANT BOARD

    IS NOW READY TO USE!

    IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR DIFFICULTIES WITH YOUR INSTALLATION
    PLEASE EMAIL US AT SALES@VISUALEDGESB.COM
  • 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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