Visual Processing
The One Variable That Can Affect All Therapies
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Appropriate Disciplines:
• Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
• Physical Therapist
• Physical Therapy Asst
• Speech Language Pathologist
• Speech Language Pathology Asst
• Occupational Therapist
Course Level:
• Beginner

Add to Calendar 09/08/2017 08:00 AM 09/08/2017 04:00 PM America/Chicago Visual Processing Hotel: Little Rock Marriott
Phone: 501-906-4000
Little Rock Marriott CIAO Seminars, Inc false MM/DD/YYYY
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Approximately one in four people has a hidden visual processing deficit that can cause physical symptoms as well as impact learning, memory and behavior. Healthcare providers and therapists can employ a quick and easy non-normed assessment to determine if a potential processing problem is presenting as an alternate health issue. Because deficits in visual processing skills can mimic the symptoms of many other healthcare concerns, it is important to use key client questions to uncover a suspected processing problem. Using an educational screening tool, participants will examine assessments for 13 skills including eye movement control, eye teaming, focus shifting, auditory-visual integration, and visual memory. Through case studies and interactive demonstrations, students will experience vision problems and be challenged to determine if they can spot a problem as a client would be assessed. Through audience participation, students will practice what they have learned, with a partial assessment of several volunteers, to analyze cases of strabismus and amblyopia and plan for referrals to appropriate vision professionals.

AOTA Classification Codes
OT Process: Evaluation
Course Objectives
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Use an educational assessment tool for several processing skills.
  • Integrate new client questions into their practice, where appropriate.
  • Recognize behaviors and compensation tactics that indicate a problem for each skill.
  • Explain the importance of amblyopia screening for children of all ages.
  • Evaluate referral resources for amblyopia.
  • Help develop visual supports for a child's specific learning, communication, and social skill needs.
  • Identify proper visual supports to help improve patients communication, demonstrate appropriate behavior, and participate successfully in social and learning opportunities.
Lindsey Hebert
Lindsey Hebert, B.S., M.Ed. is an enthusiastic advocate and educator for children with visual processing difficulties and other academic challenges. She is the vision therapist featured in two books about her patient, Jillian Benoit, authored by Jillian's mother to tell the story of how vision therapy improved her daughter's life and the lives of so many other children worldwide. Lindsey is a national presenter in the area of vision development for the College of Optometrists and multiple optometric practices to educate industry professionals and parents. She has more than 12 years working with practitioners and children as a developmental consultant, educator and private tutor. As a vision therapist, she helps patients with strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye) to achieve cosmetic alignment and 3D vision. She also has extensive experience with autism spectrum disorders and traumatic brain injury patients. Her specialties include treating patients with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, persuasive developmental delay and sensory integrative dysfunction. She also serves as an independent consultant for optometry practices nationwide to develop vision therapy programs and train their therapists to sustain vision therapy divisions. Lindsey has a Master of Education in Science and certificate for the Clinical Curriculum through the Optometric Extension Program including Visual Dysfunction, Visual Processing with Learning Related Vision Problems, Strabismus and Amblyopia. Lindsey's current efforts support her mission to build awareness and ultimately improve the daily lives of children and adults with visual processing difficulties.

Financial Disclosure: Lindsey receives honoraria from CIAO for the presentation of this course.
Non-financial Disclosure: There are no financial relationships to disclose.

  Day 1
  07:30 - 08:00   Registration (snack/refreshments provided)
  08:00 - 10:00   Assessment Process: Understanding the Importance and Effects of Vision Difficulties
  10:00 - 10:15   Break
  10:15 - 12:00   Assessment Process: Demonstrations, Case Studies, Collaboration
  12:00 - 01:00   Lunch (on your own)
  01:00 - 02:30   Amblyopia: History, Symptoms, Treatment, and Experiment
  02:30 - 02:45   Break
  02:45 - 03:45   Amblyopia, continued
  03:45 - 04:00   Questions & answers wrap-up

Contact hours pre-approved for:
  • 6.5 Hours (0.65 CEUs)
  • CIAO is an ASHA approved provider #AAWA (SLP/SLPA) Bubblesheet required
  • This course is offered for 0.65 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (OT/COTAs)
  • This course meets PDU Requirements for NBCOT (6.5 PDUs)
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
  • This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • This activity is provided by the Texas Board of PT Education Accredited Prov. #1902009TX
  • Pre-Approved for:
  • 6.5 Hrs PT/PTA in AR, IL, KY(#CS104-2017-KPTA), NY, TN (Class 1 #2017-026), TX(6.5 CCUs)
  • 6.5 Hrs OT/COTAs in FL (CE Broker # 20-478154)
  • 6.5 hrs IL Early Intervention Training Program (3.5 Assessment, 1.5 Atypical Development, 1.5 Intervention)
Course meets requirements for:
  • SLP/SLPAs in all states
  • PT/PTAs in AK, AZ, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IL, IA, KS, ME, MO, MA, MI, MO, MT, NE, NY, NC,
  • NH, ND, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
  • Call CIAO 888-909-CIAO(2426) if you have questions about CE Approval
  • Participants who successfully complete this course will receive CEU Certificate at the end of the course.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
CIAO Automatically reports to CE Broker for Florida Occupational and Physical Therapists and Assistants. Florida SLPs can either use the ASHA CE Participant Form (Bubble Sheet) or self-submit through CE Broker.
CIAO has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, the (organization name) has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, (organization name) is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
CIAO is regognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)