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    Visual Processing    SNEAK PEEK

    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 Description


  1. Attend as part of the LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. Attend via LIVE STREAM from anywhere around the world. Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer.


  • This live event is streamed in real time. 
  • Course agenda is in Central time, please adjust for your time zone
  • Registrants who attend the live broadcast will be able to interact with instructor.
  • All registrants will have access to the broadcast recording for 14 days.
  • A group may view the course together, however each attendee must be individually registered in order to receive CE credit.


  • SLPs - this course is registered with ASHA as Blended Learning. ASHA CEUs may be earned by attending live, viewing the recording, or a combination of both.
  • OT/PTs - Participants who need live hours for state license renewal must attend in real time yet, will still have access to the recording for 14 days.


  • Attend/view entire course
  • Pass multiple choice quiz (80% min score)
  • Complete online course evaluation

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

Upon successful 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

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.

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
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
02:45 - 03:45
Amblyopia, continued
03:45 - 04:00
Questions & answers wrap-up

Delivery VIA:

  • Live By Request - This course is available to come to you! Contact us to see how easy that can be. mail@ciaoseminars.com
  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL. Included with each Live Stream registration is access to the course recording for the 14 days immediately following the broadcast.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 6.5 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.65 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet submission required
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (0.65 AOTA CEUs)
  • 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. #2202009#TX
  • Pre-Approved for:
  • 6.5 Hrs PT/PTA in AR, IL, TX(6.5 CCUs)
  • 7.5 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)
  • 7.8 hrs. PT/PTAs in NY

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

This course is offered for 0.65 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

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


"Very informative course and well organized. The instructor was fun!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Nov 2018

"I loved the speaker - so knowledgeable, friendly, personable & practical - Full of a grab bag of ideas "

- Jacksonville, FL / Aug 2018

"I loved the speaker - so knowledgeable, friendly and personable"

- Jacksonville, FL / Aug 2018

"Learned a lot as first year practicing Occupational Therapist! "

- Jacksonville, FL / Aug 2018

"Good demonstrations to learn what was being presented. "

- Jacksonville, FL / Aug 2018

"Enjoyed the course/material & presenter "

- Jacksonville, FL / Aug 2018

"Will definitely attend another CIAO course!"

- Jacksonville, FL / Aug 2018

"Great speaker! Info in this class would be well suited for parents & teachers. Beginner level for OT."

- Tampa, FL / Oct 2017

"Less time on case studies and intro material. More time on screening and intervention."

- Tampa, FL / Oct 2017

"I have been practicing for 10+ years and this course was by far one of the BEST I have attended!!! Can't wait to see other courses that are available soon!"

- San Antonio, TX / Oct 2017

"I loved the speaker - so knowledgeable, friendly, personable & practical - Full of a grab bag of ideas"

- Little Rock, AR / Sep 2017

"Enjoyed the course/material & presenter"

- Little Rock, AR / Sep 2017

"Presenter was very engaging and interactive. Lindsey did an excellent job at making the information palatable and applicable for every discipline. A great CEU course!"

- Little Rock, AR / Sep 2017

"Presenter engaging and very knowledgeable. Good demonstrations to learn what was being presented. Experience is learning! Not just another boring CEU course. Lindsey did a great job!"

- Little Rock, AR / Sep 2017

"Great course! Learned a lot as first year practicing Occupational Therapist!"

- Little Rock, AR / Sep 2017

"Love the holistic approach! A class on primitive reflexes - Hoe to identify and integrate. "

- Metairie, LA / Mar 2017

"Great course and instructor was so wonderful and gave lots of great information and examples. "

- Metairie, LA / Mar 2017

"This course helped me alot! Very knowledgeable presenter! Loved the videos and examples of specific students/patients and visual examples/demonstrations. "

- Metairie, LA / Mar 2017

"Great course! Appreciated the movement, variety, examples and casual question answers. Very helpful - Thanks so much!"

- Metairie, LA / Mar 2017

"This course was very fun! It allowed us to be interactive and learn by experience. I will recommend this course to others!"

- Metairie, LA / Mar 2017

"Excellent presentation. Loved all the interaction and seeing how vision effects all different diciplines."

- Irving, TX / Dec 2016

"Great job engaging the room and interacting with everyone."

- Irving, TX / Dec 2016

"Lindsey is a great presenter, knowledgeable and easy to follow. "

- Jacksonville, FL / Nov 2016

"Lindsey is an excellent speaker with a wealth of knowledge. Her enthusiasm shines through in her presentation. "

- Jacksonville, FL / Nov 2016

"This was one of the best CEUs I have taken. Presenter kept my full attention and her information was informative and extremely helpful."

- San Antonio, TX / Apr 2015

"The presenter is very knowledgeable about the information she presented. She made this course interesting and enjoyable!"

- San Antonio, TX / Apr 2015