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Digital Seminar

Essential Visual Anatomy: Discover How Vision Deficits Affect Function, Learning, Behavior, and School Outcomes


Speaker:
Charles Boulet, BSc, BEd, OD
Duration:
3 Hours 20 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Aug 01, 2022
Product Code:
POS065200
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Most significant visual impediments are game-changers – if not addressed, no therapeutic intervention will be successful. You will better serve your clients if you understand the mechanics of visual function and how the brain and eyes work together.  Learn how to discern whether what you’re seeing is an effect of a visual impediment, and most importantly, what to do about it.  This training is the first step to becoming a vision-aware clinician: you’ll improve your efficiency and get your clients to where they need to be sooner.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


Educators

This course consists of 3.25 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Educators

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3.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.

 

While completing the post-test/evaluation be sure to answer the question “Are you an Illinois Educator” Yes. PESI will then be prompted to send you the “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form. You will need to complete the ISBE evaluation form, and return it plus the applicable ISBE enrollment fee(s) (made payable to PESI, Inc.), and your name within two weeks from receiving your CE certificate. You will then be emailed the “ISBE Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form.


Indiana Educators

3.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


New York Educators Self-Study

PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This self-study activity will qualify for 3.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 3.0 CPE clock hours.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 3.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course contains 3.25 hours of Distance Learning - Independent continuing education. It was not offered for AOTA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. For state licensure or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 3.25 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 3.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 3.0 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 3.25 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.

 


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 4.0 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 3.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 3.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 3.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 3.25 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 3.25 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 8/1/2022. It was last reviewed on 10/11/2022 and is valid until 10/11/2025.

 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 3.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Speaker

Charles Boulet, BSc, BEd, OD's Profile

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Dr. Charles Boulet, BSc, BEd, OD - “Dr. B” completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he majored in neural science and neuropsychology. This was followed by a Bachelor’s of Education in French which included training in curriculum design and instruction. Dr. B immediately started teaching sciences in a new French Immersion program in Northern Alberta, Canada, where he authored a novel program of hands-on science instruction, and a new manual for high school chemistry instruction. During his time as a teacher, Dr. B continued to pursue studies in Information Technology After 8 years of instruction, he took a position as security technology coordinator for the BHP-Ekati Diamond Mine, a position he held for three years through to the end of the mine’s commissioning. At that point, Dr. B started an independent IT consulting firm that took him to virtually every corner of the Northwest Territories. A strong desire to return to work in education and child development led him to Pacific University in Oregon where he completed a doctorate in developmental and rehabilitation optometry in 2008.

After graduating from Pacific U., Dr. B returned to Alberta and set up a now thriving practice in Black Diamond, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Along with his clinical work, Dr. B is involved with ongoing research and advocacy with professionals from around the world, including a handful of publications and a growing library of online content. He has also been a loud advocate for essential vision care for underserved populations. Dr. B was instrumental in promoting Alberta’s Child Vision Assessment Act in 2014, which sought to achieve common vision exams for all children in the Province.

Dr. Boulet launched the Vision Mechanic project in 2020 which included a general information website, visionmechanic.net, as well as an online school for interested professionals at vision-mechanic.teachable.com.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Charles Boulet maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Vision Mechanic.net. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Charles Boulet has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Objectives

  1. Inspect principles of human neurology as it relates to vision.
  2. Investigate the overall structure of the globe.
  3. Investigate anterior segment structures.
  4. Assess the retina, optic nerve and the visual nerve pathways.
  5. Determine the role of extra-ocular muscles in controlling direction of gaze.
  6. Evaluate other critical neural inputs: Elements of the ‘chair of vision’.

Outline

  • Major Human Neurological Principles
    • Major functional systems are similarly organized
    • Neurons at each synaptic relay are organized into a neural map of the body
    • The cerebral cortex is concerned with cognition 
    • The thalamus is an essential link between sensory receptors and the cerebral cortex for all modalities except for olfaction
    • Psychophysics relates physical properties of stimuli to sensations. Tests like TVPS do not. 
  • Anatomic Directions and Planes
  • Anatomic Features of the Eye
  • Neurology
    • Retina
    • Optic Chiasm
    • Optic Tract
    • Lateral Geniculate Nucleus (LGN) (if you want to know how systems integrate, look at how they are physically integrated, consider LGN and MGN)
    • Calcarine Fissure
    • Autonomic Innervation of the Ocular Structures
    • Cranial Nerves Involved in Vision
  • Extraocular Muscles
    • Ductions
  • Common Concerns Involving Vision and Visual Function
    • ADHD/Attention Deficits
    • Reading disabilities
    • Emotional Disturbances
    • Headache
    • Diplopia (double vision) and blur
    • Learning disabilities
    • Fine motor deficits
    • Brain injury/TBI
    • Acute / chronic spatial awareness / balance issues
    • Sport / Performance Deficits
    • Low Visual Perceptual Testing Results
    • Receptive and Productive Language Deficits
  • Discussion 
    • The limitations of anatomy: why anatomy is critical, but not the whole picture.

Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Educators
  • Pediatric/Educational psychologists
  • Family Doctors/Pediatricians
  • Other health professionals working in rehabilitation (geriatrics, TBI)
  • Other professionals working in child development

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