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Visual Development Processing Therapy Series
The Role of Vision Beyond Eyesight
Join internationally-renowned expert and author in vision therapy, Leonard Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD, and discover the role of vision beyond just eyesight. Dr. Leonard Press will walk you through 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. Go beyond the standard techniques of visual processing and start thinking outside the box with Dr. Press' innovative training.

You will learn strategies to collaborate with developmental optometrists and walk away with the ability 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!

Plus, you'll also receive our Development Processing & Therapy Series absolutely FREE! Expand your knowledge with functional, developmental and behavior approaches to vision evaluations. This 4-part series includes the full spectrum of visual processing therapy:
  • Introduction to Developmental Optometry and Basic Visual Efficiency and Visual Processing Skills
  • Visual Screening and Treatment: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
  • The Connection Between Autism and Vision: Hands-on Demonstrations of Therapeutic Techniques
  • Vision Rehabilitation: Interventions for Your Clients with TBI and Concussion
You will leave this course with a new and exciting perspective on visual processing and therapy!
 
Visual Development Processing Therapy Series
Valued Over $400
Today Only $249.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn 10+ CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
Redefine Visual Processing with this Comprehensive Online Course
Visual Processing Therapy:
Helping Individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia & Acquired Brain Injury
Dr. Leonard Press will show you how to differentiate visual efficiency from visual processing as well as effective screening tools to identify visual problems. Sample procedures will also be demonstrated, enabling you to help a wide variety of patients having difficulty with visual processing. By the end of this training you will become well versed in all areas of vision therapy:

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

  • A. 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
Walk away with the knowledge to identify visual problems impacting learning and formulate therapeutic interventions you can begin using immediately. Get started today!
About Your Speaker

Leonard J. Press, O.D., 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. Learn more about Dr. Leonard Press

Visual Development Processing Therapy Series
Valued Over $400
Today Only $249.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn 10+ CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
 
BONUS! Vision Development Processing & Therapy Series
Retail Value of $239 — Included When You Register Today!
Module 1
Module 1:
Introduction to Developmental Optometry and Basic Visual Efficiency and Visual Processing Skills
Vision is our dominant sense for learning, but not all eye doctors provide in-depth testing for developmental and functional vision problems and the relevant treatment, such as vision therapy. Developmental Optometrists' approach to vision care is directed at correcting existing vision problems and enhancing visual abilities. 20/20 is NOT perfect vision. Nor does this test evaluate many other important measures of normal vision, including: eye focusing, eye teaming and coordination, eye movement, and visual perceptual skills. Once you have an understanding of these basic skills, and their impact on development, you’ll be able to better identify those patients and students whose academic and therapeutic progress has been delayed as a result, and offer potential solutions to these roadblocks.
Module 2
Module 2:
Visual Screening and Treatment: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
Over 80% of how we learn comes in through the visual system. One in ten children has a visual problem interfering with learning. Typical screenings will miss over half of these patients. Learn the most effective screening tools and history checklists to better identify patients with both visual efficiency and visual processing roadblocks. Being able to identify, and offer therapeutic intervention, will allow for more successful patient outcomes therapeutically, as well as faster academic progress.
Bonus
Module 3:
The Connection Between Autism and Vision: Hands-on Demonstrations of Therapeutic Techniques
People with autism have difficulty processing and responding to information from their senses, including their most dominant sense — the visual system. This can also be true, to a lesser extent, of those who have Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD. Through first-hand demonstrations you will learn therapeutic techniques to help improve central and peripheral vision coordination for better outcomes in clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Bonus
Module 4:
Vision Rehabilitation: Interventions for Your Clients with TBI and Concussion
If you are seeing patients with brain injury, vision should be a part of the rehabilitation. The majority of the hardwiring of the brain involves the visual pathway, so it is very common to experience a visual problem after a brain injury or concussion. If visual deficits do exist, they can result in significant difficulty with reading, mobility, and balance, which can prevent your clients from returning to their baseline level of function and independence. Fortunately, neuroplasticity of the visual system exists, and after learning about basic neuro-anatomy, you will be able to accommodate the needs of these patients more effectively.
About Your Speaker

Christine Winter-Rundell, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). Her interests lie in primary eye care for children of all ages, with a special focus on children with vision-related learning disorders or any patients who have had a brain injury. She enjoys co-managing patients with other professionals and frequently works closely with occupational, physical, and speech therapists, psychologists, and pediatricians. Dr. Winter-Rundell graduated with honors with a degree in Biology and minor in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2000. She attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN for her Doctor of Optometry education, followed by a Residency at Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in the area Primary Eye Care with emphasis in Pediatrics. In 2005 she joined The Children’s Eye Center at Cedar Rapids Eye Care. Dr. Winter has been very active in optometric service missions to five different countries in Latin America where her Spanish language fluency was advantageous, and looks forward to sharing that experience with her children. Learn more about Dr. Winter-Rundell

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Visual Development Processing Therapy Series
Valued Over $400
Today Only $249.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn 10+ CE Hours — included in the course tuition!