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Digital Seminar

Visual Processing Therapy: Helping Individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and Acquired Brain Injury

Leonard Press
6 Hours
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Apr 17, 2018
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Digital Seminar


Watch internationally renowned expert and author in vision therapy, Leonard Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD, and learn the role of vision beyond eyesight. Dr. Press will show you how learning-related vision problems present in individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and acquired brain injury as well as practical interventions to develop visual abilities with your clients.

Watch this recording and learn to differentiate visual efficiency from visual processing as well as effective screening tools to identify visual problems. You will learn strategies to collaborate with developmental optometrists. The sample procedures that will be demonstrated will enable you to help a wide variety of patients having difficulty with visual processing. This course will leave you with a new and exciting perspective on visual processing and therapy.

Walk away with the strategies necessary to:

  • Differentiate vision from eyesight and vision screenings from eye examinations
  • Identify children and adult with vision problems
  • Provide learning procedures to improve visual processing abilities
  • And more!



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test 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 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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards


This course consists of 6.25 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. 

Indiana Educators

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

Montana Educators

This self-study package is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  

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 6.0 CPE clock hours.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 self-study contact hours or 0.6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 04/17/2020.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

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 6.25 continuing competency hours.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 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 6.0 CE credit hours.

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 7.6 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists


This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** ASHA Self Study CEUs are available on this course from 06/01/2018 to 05/31/2021. PESI, Inc. will submit ASHA CEU Requests to the ASHA CE Registry on a monthly basis; ASHA CEU Requests received before 06/01/2018 or after 05/31/2021 cannot be reported.

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists who participate in the self-study (Digital Seminar or Online Course) will be required to complete additional steps if they want their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided under the Handouts section of the online program.

California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 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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Leonard J. Press, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, is board-certified in optometric vision therapy by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry in Binocular Vision and Perception and is the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Vision Development & Rehabilitation. A graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where he completed his residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision, Dr. Press served as chief of the pediatric unit at the Eye Institute of the College. He subsequently served for 15 years as chief of the vision therapy service at the State University of New York’s College of Optometry.

Dr. Press is a consultant on visual disabilities for the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is past-president of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, and of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is current chair of the Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Committee of the American Optometric Associations. Author of three textbooks and over 100 articles in ophthalmic journals, Dr. Press presents continuing education lectures and seminars on vision nationally as well as internationally. He is optometric director of the Vision and Learning Center in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, one of the first sites in the country to be accredited as a private practice residency program for vision therapy and rehabilitation.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Leonard Press maintains a private practice.  He is in a leadership position with the Vision and Learning Center.  He is an author for Mosby and Butterworth-Heinemann publishers and receives royalties.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Dr. Leonard Press is a diplomat of the American Academy of Optometry in Binocular Vision and Perception.  He is a consultant for the National Board of Medical Examiners.  He is the current chair of the Pediatric/Binocular Vision Committee of the American Optometric Associations.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Educators


  • Visual Efficiency
    • The neurodevelopment of eye tracking, accommodation and binocular vision
  • Visual Processing
    • How the eyes interface with the rest of the brain and body
    • Vision problems as neurodevelopmental disorders
    • Vision problems as sensory processing disorders
    • Visual perceptual testing: Standardized and observational
  • How Developmental Optometry Relates to Occupational Therapy and Other Disciplines
    • Jean Ayres, Brain Gym and developmental vision
    • Collaboration between therapeutic interventions
    • Signs and symptoms of undiagnosed or untreated vision disorders
    • Convergence Insufficiency Symptom Survey (CISS)
    • Optometric application of lenses and prisms
    • The Neuroplasticity and
  • Neuroadaptability of the Visual System
    • What goes wrong visually, why it goes wrong, and what we can do about it
    • Is there an age at which it’s too early or late to intervene?
    • Visual problems as early red flags for autism spectrum disorder
    • Learning-based vision problems and academic performance
    • Post-trauma vision disorder and other problems of acquired brain injury
  • Hands-on Demonstration of Screening Procedures
    • PLRG the penlight red/green standardized convergence insufficiency screening
    • Visual tracking and head movement
    • Visual tracking and the midline plane
    • Near-far focusing flexibility
    • Information for referral and collaboration
  • Overview of Sample Therapeutic Activities
    • Nearpoint of convergence and touch
    • Physiological diplopia and divided attention
    • Hart Chart Saccadic
    • Pointer-in-straw in three dimensions
    • Central/peripheral awareness
    • Press Lites       


  1. Compare and contrast eyesight and vision.
  2. Define the role of vision in early intervention.
  3. Identify visual problems impacting learning.
  4. Describe common ground between other therapies and vision therapy.
  5. Explain how to screen for vision disorders.
  6. Formulate therapeutic interventions for vision problems.



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 529


Susan B

"I found the information very helpful and appreciated how he connected vision problems with autism and ADHD"

Jamie C

"This presenter was outstanding! i GOT SO MUCH OUT OF IT! My PhD is in Special Education and I regret that I was unfamiliar with most of the information before I took the course. He is fabulous! I highly recommend this seminar. "

Jennifer W

"Excellent course which was very user friendly. "

Kate S

"I learned so much and was able to use the concepts and techniques in practice - great course!"

Julie S

"thoroughly enjoyed the course and info!"

Jessica J

"I HIGHLY recommend this course for all OTs!! "

Dryden R

"I learned more than I do at many conferences. Thank you."

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