Valorie Todd, MA, OTR is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist who has worked in early intervention, preschool, and various school systems in NY and NJ over the past 35 years. She has taught Occupational therapy at Mercy College as well as in the Interdisciplinary Studies Dept. at Rutgers University. She has provided continuing education programs for over 10 years through Education Resources, Inc. as well as the NYC and Los Angeles Departments of Education, by their invitation. Her area of interest has long been on vision and perception and their effects on visual perceptual and visual motor assessments, as well as on classroom skills, especially handwriting. In terms of intervention, she has focused on developing a framework based on vision and learning strategies, while also incorporating principles of sensory integration and motor learning. She especially enjoys linking theory to practice and helps participants realize the importance of being able to describe the theoretical approaches they are using, how they work, and what else to consider when they no longer do so.
Vision, Visual Perception and Visual Motor Skills: Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Children