|Dr. Sharon Summers

About Dr. Sharon Summers

Dr. Summers brought 30+ years of teaching, leadership, and consulting to Hand In Hand. She was the recipient of the 2005 National Center for Leadership in Visual Impairment Fellowship. Dr. Summers specialized in conducting independent evaluations for students suspected of having a visual impairment, cortical visual impairments, and for developing visual fluency in students with multiple disabilities. Dr. Summers oversaw Special Education consultations for Hand in Hand prior to her untimely passing in 2018.

Convergence Insufficiency and Reading Problems

By |2023-09-03T09:16:09-04:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Reading, Special Education|Tags: , , |

Some students who experience reading problems do not have a learning disability. Instead, the muscles in their eyes do not focus well when they are reading things up close. These students may have 20-20 vision but still complain Read more...

Convergence Insufficiency and Reading Problems

By |2020-04-19T17:03:52-04:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: Reading, Special Education|Tags: , , , |

Convergence Insufficiency is a vision problem that happens when a person's eyes don't focus correctly when they are looking at a book or another up-close item. The ability of both eyes to turn and work together is called binocular Read more...

Diagnosing Dyslexia

By |2020-04-14T11:35:51-04:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Special Education|Tags: , |

Private educational evaluations are not required to follow federal regulations for diagnosing a learning disability. However, being familiar wtih nationally accepted diagnostic standards helps guide good educational decision making and planning processes. Before dyslexia, or any learning disability, can Read more...