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).
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
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
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.
***THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO A LIVE ONLINE COURSE DUE TO COVID.****
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum System Requirement: Operating System: Win 7 (32 bit) and above, Linux, Mac OS, Android;
Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz;
Memory: 2 GB RAM is sufficient to use this LMS;
Internet Browsers: Safari, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox;
Active internet service is needed.