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Patricia S. Lemer, M.Ed., NCC


Patricia S. Lemer, M.Ed., NCC, is the Editor and co-author of EnVISIONing a Bright Future: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (OEP Foundation, 2008). She is a co-founder and the executive director of Developmental Delay Resources (DDR), a 15-year-old non-profit organization integrating conventional and holistic approaches for children with developmental delays.

Patricia is a National Certified Counselor, and draws on over 40 years experience as a mental health professional. For the past 20 years, she has served as a bridge between optometry and special education, writing and lecturing on the relationship between vision and learning/behavioral problems. She discourages labeling of children, and specializes in combining developmentally appropriate practice with sound theory. She is especially interested in combining a biomedical approach with vision and other movement and sensory-based therapies.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Patricia Lemer is an editor and an author for Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Inc. and receives compensation. She is the co-founder and executive director of Developmental Delay Resources and receives compensation. She is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Patricia S. Lemer has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.