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    TBI- The Visual Connection: Seeing the Whole Picture

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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Occupational Therapist
    • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
    • Physical Therapist
    • Physical Therapy Asst
    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst

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

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:

  • Describe the causes and impact of TBI on function.
  • Identify visual symptoms and problems following TBI.
  • Illustrate basic assessment of clients with ABI/TBI.
  • Discuss remediation exercises to incorporate vision into their client’s recovery.
  • Determine who and when to refer their clients to a developmental optometrist for in depth assessment and remediation.
  • Summarize case studies presented.

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

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

Delivery VIA:

  • Live On Tour - This course is now being offered live on locations throughout the United States.
  • 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:

  • 6.0 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)


"Lindsey was very informed and held my interest throughout the course. I will def. rec this course to my SLP coworkers. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2020

"Speaker was amazing, knowledgeable, and held my attention the entire time. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2020

"This course was very informative and refressed a lot of content I already knew."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2020

"I am very impressed with Lindsey's presentation. It must be much harder when presenting with no live audience to interact with. Great job"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2020

"Lindsey was very informative. Thank you for sharing all of the assessments and treatment ideas. I'm looking forward to taking these new ideas back with me to the clinic."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2020

"Thank you very interesting course."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Dec 2018

"good information. excellent speaker who is passionate and knowledgeable. Would like to learn more about assessments and specific treatments and home program recommendations as this information seemed rushed and less of patient testimonials. Also any equipment recommendations for photo sensitivity. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Dec 2018

"Well done course, conducive to distant learning."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Dec 2018

"Speaker was very good and knowledgeable for her background. She is a very good presenter and well spoken, although time got away in the beginning so end more rushed. I believe that for intermediate or experienced OT's in neurological rehabilitation this may be too remedial from my perspective. Visual perception is very thoroughly taught in OT graduate programs and I graduated 28 years ago. I think this course would be excellent for those with no education in the area or experience with visual assessment or rehabilitation (i.e. newly entering neuro rehab) such as educators, ST's or others who do not treat it on regular basis for increased understanding. I appreciate her enthusiasm."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Dec 2018

"Great course!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Dec 2018

"I really didn't have to take a course like this since my OT colleagues are willing to answer my questions and provide education, but I am very glad I did take it. It has helped improve my own knowledge base which will be better for future clients. Thank you. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Dec 2018

"While the introduction on TBI was very informative, I wish she had spent more time on remediation activities."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Dec 2018

"Larger print manual. Course presentation and manual excellent."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Dec 2018