Education about vision and the visual system remains limited in most current therapy programs. Quality continuing education courses are not cheap to develop or present, so these courses are not free but are frequently discounted by the hosts.

Visual Processing Toolkit: Proven Assessment and Treatment for Functional Issues Associated with Vision

Visual Processing? Visual Perception? What does it all mean and how does it all work? The course explains the anatomy and physiology of visual processing from spatial mapping to dyslexia!

This course will explain how to assess and improve visual processing with videos and clinical examples that make the symptoms simple to spot and the solutions easy to use. (6.25 hours)

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Little Eyes: Improving Ocular Motor Skills to Improve Function in Children

So much of what we know about our world comes through our visual system. It affects reading, writing, posture, use of a communication board and so much more, yet we are taught so little about this system that has such a huge impact on the functional abilities of our children.

This engaging course will explain the anatomy and physiology of the visual system through evidence-based research and demonstrate the role vision plays in making academics more difficulty for some children. Therapists will learn to recognize the simple signs of undiagnosed vision-based learning impediments so they might better interpret the results of standardized testing. Through lab practice and case studies, attendees will gain confidence in assessing ocular motor and near vision focusing skills then design programs and use modifications to get the best possible outcomes. Attendees will then learn easy and fun techniques for improving these skills.

(7. 5 hours)

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Its in the Bag: Recognizing, Assessing and Treating Visual Dysfunction for School Based Therapist

Poor reading, poor handwriting, clumsiness…it all ends in a referral for the school-based therapist. But is it sensory? Behavior? ADHD? Dyslexia? Something else?? This course will teach the school-based therapist to recognize the signs of a vision-based learning problem, then assess the visual system to uncover the root cause of academic difficulty. The therapist will learn the best standardized assessments to capture the visual dysfunction and simple, inexpensive techniques to improve ocular motor skills to improve academic performance.

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Visual Consequences of Stroke, Brain Injury and Concussion in Adults

Vision is our furthest reaching sense, telling us 75% of what we know about the world around us. Stroke, brain injury and concussion can disrupt the visual system, affecting not just our patient’s knowledge of the world around them but also how they interact and move through that world. This course will explain the most common visual consequences of stroke and brain injury from double vision, near vision focusing problems to visual cuts. Participants will learn to assess and document these deficits and learn modifications to improve performance and safety during treatment sessions in the clinic and at home. The participants will learn simple, inexpensive techniques to improve visual symptoms and patient outcomes. Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists will all benefit from a deeper understanding of the functional role of the visual system in their patient’s recovery.

(6.5 hours)

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Seeing the Big World: The Role of Vision in Pediatric Therapy

So much of what we know about our world comes through our visual system. It affects reading, writing, posture, use of communication, and some much more, yet we are taught so little about this system that has such a huge impact on the functional abilities of our children. This course presents the most complete pediatric vision course curriculum ever offered. This expanded course will explain the anatomy and physiology of the visual system and, through evidence-based research, demonstrate the role vision plays in making academics more difficult for some children. Therapists will learn to recognize the simple signs of undiagnosed vision-based learning impediments so they might better interpret the results of standardized testing. Through lab practice and case studies, attendees will gain confidence in assessing ocular motor and near vision focusing skills then design programs and use modifications to get the best possible outcomes. Therapists will learn the common signs of dyslexia and get the truth on computer vision syndrome. Attendees will then learn easy and fun techniques for improving these skills. This course offers a curriculum to make the novice therapist into the “go-to” vision resource.

(11 hours)

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How Do We See? Anatomy and Physiology of the Visual System for Rehab Professionals

This course will explain the anatomy and physiology of the process of vision from cornea to cortex. Learn how glasses help to provide the best vision possible and how the dynamic process of near vision focusing allows us to see near and far. Discover the anatomy affecting the focusing of an image on the retina and the connections in the brain that affect reading, posture and balance. This course will explain it all in a fun and interesting way.

(3 hours)

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Building the Vision Aware Practice

If we keep doing the same thing, we keep getting the same results. Adding vision rehabilitation to your therapy practice could be the key to better outcomes and new referrals. This course offers real-world-advice from a therapist that has dedicated years developing a ”vision aware” occupational therapy practice. From equipment to marketing and documentation, this course covers it all, in a useful way to help you develop a plan to add patients with visual complaints to your practice.

(3 hours)

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Improving Function after Visual Field Loss

“I can’t see on one side” is a common complaint following stroke and brain injury. It causes safety issues, difficulty with reading and loss of driving privileges for thousands of brain injury survivors per year. This course presents the current evidence supporting the active treatment of visual field cuts and the techniques you can use to improve the quality of life for survivors with visual field loss. From adaptive techniques to resume reading to increasing awareness of the environment, this course will give you the skills to help your patient reach their full potential.

(3 hours)

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Decoding Eye Exam Results for the Rehab Professional

You have convinced your patient with visual complaints to go to the eye doctor. But what do the results mean? How do these new findings affect your treatment plan? This course will help the therapist understand the process and the results of their patient’s eye exam and how those results will affect their treatment plan. The course will explain the most common vision diagnosis so the therapist can adjust treatment to get maximum results.

(3 hours)

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Visual Rehabilitation for Adults: Strategies to Improve Overall Function and Reduce Fall Risk

The course explains vision issues common in the adult population. Learn the questions to ask to find the functional impact of your adult patients vision.

(7 hours)

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Prism and the Vestibular System – Vision, Balance, and Behavioral Dysfunction

From Dr. Charles Boulet

Vestibular function goes hand in hand with visual function. When you understand how these systems are intertwined, you can immediately resolve vision-related health and function concerns in many clinical populations: headache, diplopia (double-vision), blur, reading and learning deficits and discomfort, attention problems, photophobia (light sensitivity). Explore:

– How visual-vestibular dysfunction impacts brain injury treatment

– The role of oculomotor and vestibular dysfunction in reading disability and praxis

– Testing techniques that you can modify in your own practice: BPPV, Post-rotational nystagmus, peripheral vs. central visual fields, strabismus and other ocular restrictions.

– Opportunities for “coordinated firing” with multimodal experiences to promote the integration of visual and vestibular function.

– Use of prism in visual perceptual, visuomotor, and oculomotor therapies

– Training full body awareness, sensorimotor conditioning, visual-vestibular patterning with evidence-based tools

Accelerate and bolster outcomes in visuomotor, oculomotor, and perceptual training with simple tests and techniques you can implement right away

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Pediatric Vision Assessment: Detecting Visual Impediments to Learning and Development

There is nothing more frustrating than suspecting something might be wrong, but not being able to put your finger on it.  

Today’s children are falling through the cracks of the medical system with little to no support or appropriate follow up for vision related concerns.  What you don’t know about vision is costing you, costing your clients.  
This program gently introduces you to the critically important world of vision assessment for children.  From infants through to the school years, you’ll uncover the core concepts of vision development and testing including: 

  • What’s missing from common vision testing?  
  • Build your vision literacy!
  • Special age-based considerations for testing
  • Words jumping around on the page? Is it a reading problem, or an oculomotor problem? 

Understanding testing opens the door to understanding the various unaddressed elements of vision that are interfering with your client care. With the broad and deep impacts of vision on daily function – this knowledge will make an immediate difference in your stalled cases. 
 

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Concussions and Other Brain Injuries: Addressing Ongoing Visual Consequences

Progress with concussion patients is often limited by visual problems. Learn to assess and treat those problems in this course.

(6 hours)

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Vision Rehab CERTIFICATE-Targeted Interventions for OTs, PTs and SLPs

This Certificate course combines two greats courses, my Vision Rehab for Adults course and another by Sandra Stalemo, OTR\L

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