Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists
Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists
$495.00
  • Total Seat(s): 50
  • Left Seat(s): 45

This seminar is designed to help therapists develop a comprehensive understanding of vision deficits in both children and adults. Included will be the most common vision disorders and basic pathologies of the visual system, as well as their functional implications. A three-component model of vision will be presented stressing the importance of optical, visual efficiency and visual information processing disorders. A screening battery that allows therapists to test for the most common vision problems will be presented. Treatment options will be discussed at length including both compensatory strategies and rehabilitative techniques (vision therapy).

Speaker biography

Dr. Mitchell Scheiman is a nationally known optometric educator, lecturer, author and private practitioner. He is the  author of Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists and Low Vision Rehabilitation: A Guide for Occupational Therapists published by Slack Incorporated. Dr. Scheiman has a long and close relationship with therapists. He works closely with occupational and physical therapists in his practice co-managing patients and has lectured to therapists on numerous occasions. He has specialized in vision therapy for the past 45 years. Dr. Scheiman is currently Dean of Research at Salus University. He has written three books for optometrists covering the topics of binocular vision and vision therapy, pediatric optometry, and learning related vision problems and he has published over 220 articles in the professional literature. He is a Diplomate in Binocular Vision and Perception and a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Course Objective(s)

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the complexity of the visual system
  • Identify the 3 major components of the visual system
  • Describe how various vision deficits affect performance in play, learning, work and sports
  • Administer a screening battery to identify common vision disorders that can affect therapy
  • Understand the various treatment approaches available
  • Plan and implement compensatory strategies to manage vision problems interfering with therapy
  • Plan and implement direct intervention to manage vision problems interfering with therapy
Course Outline

 

Day One

 

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Registration

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Introduction and Course Overview

9:00 - 10:15

Three component model of vision

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 - 12:00 AM

Three component model of vision

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch(on your own)

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Screening

2:15 - 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Screening

 

Day Two

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Treatment Overview

Supportive, Compensatory, & Remedial Treatment

9:00 - 10:15 AM

Optometric Treatment Methods: Lenses, Prism, Vision Therapy

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 - 12:00 AM

Intervention Techniques for Therapists

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch(on your own)

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Intervention Techniques for Therapists

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 – 3:30 PM

Intervention Techniques for Therapists

Location

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Souther Classrooms

9155 SW Barnes Rd

Portland, OR 97225

Managing Visual Deficits
Registration Information

Target Audience:  Occupational Therapists and Assistants interested in learning more about managing visual deficits. 

Registration: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, attendance will be limited.

Registration Fee: The registration fee is as follows: 

$300 for Providence employees, $495 for all other participants. Registration fees cover access to electronic certificate of attendance once the course evaluation has been completed and course handout.  A $25 early bird discount will be deducted from the course fee if you register by October 2, 2021.

Refund Policy: Full refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted if cancellation is requested in writing by October 9, 2021. No refunds will be made after that

date unless the course is cancelled by Providence Rehabilitation Services, in which case full refunds will be issued.

Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 11 contact hours for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants in OR and WA. Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.  This course may qualify for continuing education contact hours in additional states.  Please verify your states requirements to determine if the course qualifies for CE credit where you practice.  If you need assistance with CE approval for your state, please email joanna.mullett@providence.org.