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Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits in Children: ONLINE course

Suggested  Audience: This 11-hour, ONLINE course is designed for therapists and assistants (occupational, physical, speech) who work with children. The online format allows therapists to view the pre-recorded presentations when convenient and without the cost of traveling and the need to request time off from work.
Course  Description: This seminar is designed to help therapists develop a comprehensive understanding of vision and how vision can impact on the therapy process in children. A three component model of vision will be presented stressing the importance of optical, visual efficiency and visual information processing disorders. A screening battery that allows therapists to test for the most common vision problems in children will be presented. Treatment options will be discussed at length including both compensatory strategies and rehabilitative techniques (vision therapy). A therapy sequence for eye movement and visual processing disorders will be presented. Testing and intervention techniques presented will be applicable to the pediatric, population.

11 hours of continuing education credit (1.0 CEUs)

Learning  Objectives:
  • Identify the 3 major components of the visual system
  • Describe how various vision deficits affect performance in play, learning, and sports
  • Administer a screening battery to identify common vision disorders that can affect therapy
  • Outline the various treatment approaches available
  • Plan and implement compensatory strategies to manage vision problems interfering with therapy
  • Plan and implement direct intervention to manage vision problems interfering with therapy
Instructors:Dr. Mitchell Scheiman
Day One: Designed for those who are interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of vision, how to screen for vision problems and how vision deficits may affect performance.
Day Two: Designed primarily for therapists who want to learn how to manage vision problems in therapy.
This 11 hour, ONLINE course will provide a flexible option with practical applications that you can use immediately to achieve results
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