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Vision Rehab: The Optometric Model of Vision and its Significance for Therapists

Therapy Network Seminars


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   1.5
Registration Fee:   $42


Objectives
Identify anatomical eye components of the optometric model of vision. Identify the elements of a basic visual screen. Identfy the key features of binocularity and eye teaming for normal development and rehabilitation in children. Identify primary treatment goals and therapy intervention strategies for various developmental as well as acquired disorders in pediatric population.

Target Audience
PT, PTA, OT, OTA, ATs

Confirmation Notes
An email confirmation with link to access the webinar will be sent upon receipt of tuition

Agenda
Functional anatomy and normal vision Refractive errors Accommodative disorders, binocular vision and ocular motility skills Clinical symptoms Vision screening for saccades, pursuits, convergence and binocular vision Remediation and compensation treatment ideas

Description
In evaluating the child with visual perceptual and visual motor deficits a therapist must screen the child for visual efficiency skills. This course provides an overview of how ocular motility skills like saccades, pursuits and convergence affect visual function. Because of the neural control of eye movement and neuroplasticity of the brain, the ocular motility skills can be strengthened as it will positively influence how the child reads, writes and plays. This course will emphasize the collaboration between optometrist and therapist and present treatment ideas for remediation and or compensation.

Dates and Locations
 
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Dates:   01-20-2020 - 01-20-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM
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