Full Course Description
Setting Successful VISION REHAB in Motion: New Ways to Accelerate Progress for Functional Outcomes in Children & Adolescents
- Determine evaluation techniques with appropriate patient treatments.
- Organize plans how to initiate evaluation and home treatment plans.
- Distinguish and create treatment strategies for high tone and low tone eye musculature.
- Evaluate treatment for strabismus to normalize muscle tone and eye alignment.
- Measure nystagmus beats and use for follow-up treatments.
- Differentiate types and treatments for nystagmus.
- Appraise influence of Neuroplasticity therapy techniques on visual improvements during treatments.
- Apply successful techniques for improved tone of the extra ocular eye muscles with vision rehabilitation.
- Is it Poor Vision or Something Else?
- Poor performance of task
- ADHD, ADD, Visual inattention
- Inattention and behavioral issues
- TBI, CVA, Trauma, Genetics, and More!
- Eye Tremor – Nystagmus – Eye Alignment
- Building Your Functional Vision A-Team
- The Developmental Model of Vision
- Ophthalmologist vs Optometrist
- Occupational Therapist vs Visual Therapist
- Physical Therapist with special training in Vision Rehabilitation/Habilitation
- O&M Specialists
- Silent Symptoms of Poor Vision
- Copying, coloring in the lines
- Light sensitivity and more
- Head tilt or head on desk
- School Symptoms – Vision, Behavioral or Both…
- Looks like ADHD
- Under performance
- Fidgets, headaches, squinting eyes
- High or low tone
- Quick Screening Hints for Therapy Needs
- Behavior Observations
- Motor Observations
- Sensory Observations
- Ocular Motor Demands in Environment
- Review task completion
- Neurological Considerations
- Calming the Autonomic Nervous System
- Vagus nerve trauma
- GI Axis connection – GI and Brain
- Visual changes
- Lighting issues/distractions
- Impact of Visual Challenges
- Double vision
- Poor focus
- Visual tracking or vestibular ocular reflex
- Poor visual processing
- Isn’t the Eyeball All You Need to See?
- Overview of Eye Anatomy and Cranial Nerves
- Influence of Nervous System
- Brain Visual Pathways
- Accessory Connections
- Auditory and Visual Pathways
- Vision can connect to the lobe next door
- Stimulate vision and hearing for neurological connections
- Sensory Impact of Visual Skills for Learners
- Processing centers in CNS affect multiple aspects
- Improving SPD increases focus and attention
- Integrating or developing sensory processing
- Learning styles
- Visual and Reading Benchmarks
- Dyslexia – seeing and interpreting challenges
- Reading – What’s supposed to happen?
- Long term impact of visual impairment
- Time to read
- Genetics and Trauma and Effects on Vision
- Down Syndrome
- Dandy Walker Syndrome
- Ocular Motor
- TBI, CVA, infection, autism, sensory processing disorders
- Creating a Thorough Assessment
- Interview Assessment
- Functional Assessment
- Formal Assessment
- After the Assessment
- Documentation of Results
- Documentation of Goals
- Active Home program
- Therapy Treatment Procedures
- Visual Fixation
- Visual processing with Autism
- Visual tracking
- Organizing Rehabilitation/Habilitation Tips for Success
- Home exercise program
- Video periodically
- Updates in progress, eye alignment, decreased nystagmus and visual tracking
- Strategies for families
- Keep it simple and fun
- Virtual life – virtual therapy
- Visual Fixation and Training
- Eye tracking assessment
- Vestibular Ocular Reflex
- Visual tracking
- Primitive reflex influence
- Vestibular ocular reflex
Target Vision Challenges with Neuroplasticity Techniques
History and evaluation set successful therapy in motion. MRI scan, EEG, function from the child with visual impairments reveal what is working and not working. These are key to understanding where to send sensory information into the nervous system to rewire functional vision. Visual Neuroplasticity will be explained through case studies and treatment examples.
- Assess common vision challenges and correlate to functional dysfunction.
- Analyze findings comparable for pre and post treatment to relate to visual challenges.
- Utilize skills for evaluation and treatments in any setting.
- Childhood Vision Challenges
- Relations to diagnosis
- What is working and what is not functional
- Evaluation and History
- Genetic abnormalities
- Facial and eye symmetry and tone
- Neuroplasticity Techniques with Case Studies
- Combining sensations
- Micro-optic nerves, Cortical vision impairment, retinal detachment
The Not-So-Typical Vision of a School-Age Child
Screening, evaluation, documentation, and intervention of a child that may have flown under the visual screening radar but truly has a visual impairment. The concerns and remediation for this very common pediatric client will be discussed with a functional and pragmatic approach.
- Assess screening and evaluation options for a child to determine functional vision.
- Demonstrate documentation of functional and objective goals for a child with mild visual dysfunction.
- Demonstrate the development of intervention plan for child with functional vision impairment.
- Screening for vision concerns of a child.
- Evaluation of the child that presents with minimal impairment.
- Documentation of vision concerns and the impact on school, play and life.
- Intervention for the mildly impaired child.
Setting Successful VISION REHAB in Motion Recorded Q&A Session
Dyslexia Treatment Made Easy
Do you find yourself shifting from in-person to virtual services with little time to plan? Are you or parents overwhelmed and underprepared on how to help children at home?
If you answered yes, this course is for you!
Help parents achieve follow through with recommendations for school to home activities.
You’ll learn how to use a simple cooking activity to improve visual memory for following written directions, tangram puzzles to decrease letter reversals, the license plate game to improve figure ground, such as finding words when scanning a book, and much more! By the end of this workshop you’ll feel confident and empowered to identify a child’s learning needs, gain strategies for dyslexia that will make a positive impact, and develop in-person or virtual treatment goals for academic success!
- Distinguish the need for reading remediation vs functional cognitive retraining to improve treatment plan.
- Develop 3 visual strategies for dyslexia to improve reading comprehension.
- Apply 3 auditory strategies for dyslexia to follow verbal directions.
- Determine everyday activities to improve executive cognitive function to support overall memory, interpreting what is seen and hand/eye coordination.
Neurodevelopment Etiology of Dyslexia
The Power of Observation
- Language functions of the brain and its association with dyslexia
Dyslexia is Not Just About Reading!
- Dyslexia screening tool
- Case scenario- Use your powers of observation to differentiate between a person who needs remedial reading verses intervention for dyslexia
- How to turn avoidance into a treatment plan
Strategies, Interventions & Coaching for Learning Success
- Executive cognitive function developmental
- Overview required for reading success
Waiting on Testing? Gain Positive Outcomes In the Meantime!
- Visual motor (hands on activities)
- Time demands
- Practical in-person and virtual treatment ideas to use now
- Practical everyday activities for parents