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Vision Techniques for Eye Movement Disorders Associated with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia & Other Neurological Disorders: Hands-on Assessments and Treatments for Children and Adolescents

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

The visual system is a beautiful, complex system that allows us to enjoy and explore the world around us. However, when not working properly, this delicately balanced system can also hinder development and academic performance in children.

This one-day seminar introduces the components of the visual system and their interactions in pediatric motor and academic skills. Explore common visual system problems that can limit the progress and potential of pediatric patients with autism, neurological disorders, and ADHD. Gain the skills necessary to assess visual problems and practice these skills during the seminar. You will explore the treatments of common vision-related problems, including evidence-based treatments and real-world examples, increasing confidence in your own practice abilities. In addition, you will learn to use the visual system as a tool to improve gait and balance. Master treatment ideas that can be used immediately and effectively in your practice to improve outcomes in your young patients.

  1. Explore the anatomy and physiology of the visual system from cornea to cortex
  2. Recognize eye movement disorders associated with common pediatric diagnoses
  3. Demonstrate techniques to assess for eye movement difficulties
  4. Communicate the role of the Magnocellular visual pathway in balance and toe-walking
  5. Recognize the signs of faulty near-vision system and the implications of reading and visual motor integration
  6. Demonstrate evidence-based techniques for treatment of eye movement defects
  7. Articulate common ICD-10 codes for eye movement disorder
  8. Explore the equipment (high tech and DIY) needed to provide state of the art vision rehabilitation to your pediatric patients

Anatomy Of The Visual System
  • The anatomy of the Orbit
  • Muscles of the eye
  • The visual pathways of vision in the brain
The Visual Pathways And Their Effect On Balance And Posture
  • Parvo and Magnocellular pathways
  • Magnocellular pathways
  • Binasal Occlusion
Assessment And Treatments Of Common Eye Movements
  • Tracking
  • Saccades
  • Convergence
  • The Near Vision System
  • Lab Time
Pathological Eye Movements
  • Suppression
  • Strabismus, anisometropia, and amblyopia
  • Nystagmus
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Accommodative problems
Conditions Associated With Decreased Eye Movement Accuracy
  • Neurological conditions
  • AHDD
  • Dyslexia
Mid-Level Visual Processes
  • Visual motor integration tips
  • Visual processing disorder
  • Visual perceptual deficits
Coding And Goals For Eye Movement Problems
  • ICD-10 codes common for eye movement problems
  • Basic goals for eye movement problems
Starting Your Vision Rehabilitation Program
  • Equipment sources
  • High tech and DIY equipment for treating eye movement problems
  • Resources for more information
Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Early Intervention Staff
  • Educators


Robert Constantine, OTR/L, is an expert in visual and neurological rehabilitation with over 20 years of experience guiding patients to recovery from visual disorders that result from brain injury, stroke, and developmental delays. He is a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, a unique interdisciplinary organization that brings together the tools of optometry, occupational and physical therapy to improve outcomes for patients with neurological diagnoses.

Mr. Constantine is the only occupational therapist to be a member of the High Performance Vision Associates, an elite group of sports vision optometrists. As such, he has participated in sports vision screenings at IMG Academy, Hendricks Motorsports, and on the LPGA tour. He also developed and marketed drag-racing specific glasses that have been successful in NHRA Sportsman drag racing, in addition to his work with elite NHRA racers, golfers, and sporting clays champions. For more information about Mr. Constantine, visit his blog,, where he shares information and updates about vision therapy.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Robert Constantine has an employment relationship with Pearl Nelson Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Robert Constantine has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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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.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.

This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

Massachusetts School Personnel: This course may be applicable for 6.25 Professional Development Points toward your Professional Development Plan per the Massachusetts Department of Education recertification guidelines; check with your licensing authority for more information.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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