This engaging course dives into visual anatomy, assessment, and treatment for therapists in a wide range of settings (school-based, acute care, rehab, LTC facilities). Neurological insults such a stroke and TBIs can have a profound effect on visual skills, perception and processing. Additionally, 60-80% of children with learning disabilities have undiagnosed vision problems because vision is more than just visual acuity. As therapists, we may be the first to pick up on these deficits. Treatments, strategies, and tools to improve visual deficits will be stressed.
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This engaging course dives into visual anatomy as well as functional assessment and treatment for therapists in a wide range of settings (school-based, acute care, rehab, LTC facilities). Neurological insults such a stroke and TBIs can have a profound effect on visual skills, perception and processing. Additionally, 60-80% of children with learning disabilities have undiagnosed vision problems because vision is more than just visual acuity. As therapists, we may be the first to pick up on these deficits. Treatments, strategies, and tools to improve visual deficits will be stressed.
This course will arm therapist with intervention tools and strategies to promote functional independence and both children and adults. Case studies and labs will be used to solidify learning and cement clinical reasoning.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Analyze the visual system and gain the skills needed to assess it, in order to better identify visual issues that students/clients present with.
2. Discuss the visual systems role in sensory processing and how it impacts a student/client functionally across all areas (PT, SLP, Special Education).
3. Identify various visual issues associated with differential diagnosis and provide therapists with strategies to use the next day in their setting.
4. Identify when to treat, remediate or refer for visual issues and how to best share that information with the team.
5. Identify the differences between a visual processing issue and a visual deficits and its functional impact on the client’s daily activities.
Chris L. Wells, PT, PhD, CCS, ATC is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She has a Bachelors and Masters in Physical Therapy and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Department of Developmental Movement from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. Dr. Wells' primary teaching responsibilities within the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science is in the areas of pathophysiology and rehabilitation for patient with cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction and acute care practice. Beyond her faculty responsibilities at the University, Dr. Wells also serves as a Clinical Cardiopulmonary Specialist in the Department of Rehabilitation Services at the University of Maryland Medical Center where she primarily delivers patient care in the intensive care setting and assist with program and staff development. Professionally, she is an active member within the Cardiopulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, serving as the Chair of Research Committees. She serves on the editorial board for the Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal and is a board member for the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Baltimore Chapter.
“This is one of the most interactive and practical courses I’ve ever taken. I learned so many applicable treatment approaches, and I can’t wait to start applying all I’ve learned”. -– Alyson, OT
“This was a great course that offered a lot of creative treatment ideas as well as covering various diagnoses, in order to make the information applicable across many populations and settings”. -– Hannah, PT
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Childrens Therapy Unit
402 15th Ave, SE
Puyallup, WA 98371
The course meets the criteria for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs).
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13.5 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT professional development provider - 13.5 PDUs
This course is offered for up to 1.35 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional area)
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