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.
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AOTA Classification Codes
- Computer with internet and working speakers/sound are required for this course.
- Course must be completed within 30 days of activation (activate course within 6 months of purchase).
- An online multiple-choice quiz (80% passing score) and submission of an online evaluation form are required for successful completion.
- A certificate of completion will be available to print immediately after course is successfully completed.
- SLPs - ASHA CEUs may be obtained by completing the online ASHA form and checking the "Report to ASHA" box.
OT Process: Evaluation
Domain of OT: Activity Demands
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. 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.
Introduction to Vision Difficulties
OT vs Behavioral Optometry
Behavioral Vision Care Process
Aspects of Vision
Movement and Vision
Myopia and Hyperopia
Visual Motor Integration (VMI)
Occular Motor Activities
- Online - This course is offered in an online on demand format.
Contact hours pre-approved for:
- 5.5 Hours
- CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.55 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet required
- CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (0.55 AOTA CEUs)
- This course meets PDU Requirements for NBCOT (5.5 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 is provided by the Texas Board of PT Education Accredited Prov. #2202009#TX
- This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
- The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE
- Approved for:
- 5.5 Hours PT/PTAs in AR, IL, KY(CS104-2017-KPTA), OK(2019112279), TX(5.5 CCUs)
- 6.6 Hours PT/PTAs in NY
Course meets requirements for:
Participants who successfully complete this course can print their CEU Certificate immediately
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
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
This course is offered for 0.55 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 accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). CIAO complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, CIAO is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.
CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)
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