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Reading scores jump for California high school students who completed Gemstone's vision training program...

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Andrew Hill starts 125 students
in Dynamic Vision Training© (DVT©)
Beginning in January, high school students at Andrew Hill High School in San Jose, Calif., started vision training. Twenty students per day are doing DVT© now on iMacs. Another 20 will begin shortly on iBooks and PCs.

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Delano High School students retain visual skills months after training ends
Gemstone Doctors monitored students who received 0-30 sessions of Dynamic Vision Training© (DVT©) to relieve symptoms of Visual Inefficiency Syndrome. Students who received 20-30 sessions of DVT© -- even if the sessions were spread over two semesters -- retained the gains in visual efficiency they showed earlier. Those who received only 0-6 sessions showed no change in visual skills.

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Mount Pleasant starts
Dynamic Vision Training© for students
Four English teachers with a total of 127 students began using Gemstone's program this semester in their classrooms. Each student has an iBook with a wireless connection to the Internet right at his or her desk. "My students gained so much from vision training last year. I'm excited about having all of our classes in the program now," says one teacher.

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California legislation moves forward to improve detection of Visual Inefficiency Syndrome
Two bills to improve in-school screening for visual efficiency problems are being prepared for introduction to the California State Legislature. One bill emphasizes detection of VIS; the other will make sure students get help so that their learning doesn't suffer because of an easily correctable visual problem.

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Sacramento Boys and Girls Clubs screen 97
children for Visual Inefficiency Syndrome
Volunteer doctors in the Sacramento area participated in Gemstone's one-day screening for acuity, refraction, binocular balance and VIS at the Rayley's Branch Boys and Girls Club on January 31. About 25 percent of the children (ages 6-18) were referred for further eye examinations. Approximately 40 percent will be using Gemstone's DVT© program in the Club to relieve symptoms of VIS. Gemstone has donated the program to the Club for this year, to see how well it can work in a non-school setting. "This is a real plus for the Club, and it fits very well with our after-school Power Hour, where the kids do homework before they can play," says the site director.

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