Functionally Assessing and Treating Visual Processing, Visual Perception and Visual-Motor Deficits

May 1, Friday – May 2, Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm


Functionally Assessing and Treating Visual Processing, Visual Perception and Visual-Motor Deficits

May 1 -2, 2020

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This engaging course dives into visual anatomy as well as functional assessment and treatment for therapists in a wide range of settings (school-based, acute care, rehab, LTC facilities). Neurological insults such a stroke and TBIs can have a profound effect on visual skills, perception and processing. Additionally, 60-80% of children with learning disabilities have undiagnosed vision problems because vision is more than just visual acuity. As therapists, we may be the first to pick up on these deficits. Treatments, strategies, and tools to improve visual deficits will be stressed.
This course will arm therapist with intervention tools and strategies to promote functional independence and both children and adults. Case studies and labs will be used to solidify learning and cement clinical reasoning.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. Analyze the visual system and gain the skills needed to assess it, in order to better identify visual issues that students/clients present with.
  2. Discuss the visual systems role in sensory processing and how it impacts a student/client functionally across all areas (PT, SLP, Special Education).
  3. Identify various visual issues associated with differential diagnosis and provide therapists with strategies to use the next day in their setting. 
  4. Identify when to treat, remediate or refer for visual issues and how to best share that information with the team.
  5. Identify the differences between a visual processing issue and a visual deficits and its functional impact on the client’s daily activities.
             

PRESENTER:

Melissa K. Gerber, OTD, OTR/L is a seasoned and respected clinician with extensive experience in pediatrics. She began her career in inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation and acute care. Currently, she has been working for the Great Neck Public Schools for the past 19 years.

She is president of 4MYKIDSOT, a private practice where she provides therapy and evaluations. Dr. Gerber has presented at Education Resources, Therapies in the Schools on Visual Processing: Treat, Remediate, Refer. She is enthusiastic to share her experiences and provide strategies that can be incorporated immediately. She completed her masters and doctorate degrees from Quinnipiac University while working full time in the schools

REGISTRATION:

Register through Education Resources Inc. - https://www.educationresourcesinc.com/courses/2020-05-01/functionally-assessing-and-treating-visual-processing-visual-perception-and-visual-motor-deficits-3/

WHERE:

Mary Bridge Children’s Therapy
402 15th Ave. SE
Puyallup, WA 98372

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WHEN:

Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm - Saturday 8:00am - 5pm

COST:

$435

CREDITS:

13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 CEUs)

The course meets the criteria for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs).
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13.5 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT professional development provider - 13.5 PDUs
This course is offered for up to 1.35 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional area)
Please contact us with any special needs requests: [email protected] or 508-359-6533



Location Details

Mary Bridge Children's Therapy-
402 15th AVE SE Puyallup, WA 98372

Contact Details

2536975225
[email protected]


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