TBI- The Visual Connection: Seeing the Whole Picture


  1. Attend as part of the LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects the entire person and often the visual system. Patients who suffer a TBI require an interdisciplinary team approach to improve the overall function. The devastating effects on the brain may result in neurological changes to the visual system including double vision, blurred vision, headaches, and balance difficulties. Any of these can impede functional outcomes for all disciplines (i.e. gait training, activities of daily living, social skills, emotional appropriateness, language skills and perception). In this course the instructor will cover evidenced based research on neuroplasticity; causes of TBI; effects it can have on the person; assessment tools for education; and functional remediation exercises. This course will prepare OT/COTA's, PT/PTA's, ST's, educators, psychologists, nurses and other healthcare providers to better understand and treat the underlying visual factors that may be hindering progress. Participants will also gain a better understanding of when to refer to an optometrist/neuro-optometrist. This course will provide functional applications for you and your clients - from pediatrics to geriatrics.

AOTA Classification Codes
Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Course Instructor(s)

Lindsey Hebert

B.S., M.Ed.

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 her live courses and royalties for the sale of her online courses.
Non-financial Disclosure: There are no financial relationships to disclose.

Course Agenda

Day 1

08:00 - 10:00
Cause: Traumatic Brain Injury and evidence based research regarding neuroplasticity and impact on function. (8:00 AM Central 9:00 AM Eastern; 6:00 AM)
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 12:00
Effect: Visual Problems and Symptoms
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 01:30
Remediation Exercises and Visual Processing Information
01:30 - 01:45
01:45 - 02:30
Video Case Studies and Client testimonials to support Vision Therapy and interdisciplinary team
02:30 - 03:00
Questions and Answers

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 6.0 Hours (0.6 CEUs)
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (SLP/SLPAs)
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (OT/COTAs)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (6.0 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 is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Prov. #2202009#TX
  • This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • Approved for:
  • 6.0 hrs. PT/PTAs in AR, IL,, TX(6.5 CCUs)
  • 7.2 hrs. PT/PTAs in NY
  • 7.0 Hrs OT/COTA''s in FL CE#20-677930

Contact hours applied for:

  • PT/PTA's in NM

Introductory Level
0.65 ASHA CEUs

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)