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

Where:   RALEIGH, NC

When:  Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Location

DOUBLETREE RALEIGH-BROWNSTONE-UNIVERSITY
1707 HILLSBOROUGH ST
RALEIGH, NC 27605
Phone:  919-828-0811
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Course Description:

Do you work with children with ADHD, dysgraphia, dyslexia, letter reversals and reading problems that do not respond to typical treatments? Are you frustrated by a lack of progress in children who exhibit poor:
  • reading skills
  • handwriting
  • posture
  • visual motor integration
  • ball handling skills
  • visual processing and visual perceptual skills?
Do you know a child that cannot catch a ball and frequently trips? What about the child with autism that studies small objects in the peripheral? Or a low tone child that struggles with handwriting? These problems may be related to an eye movement or near vision focusing difficulties.

Attend this workshop and learn to find the root of these problems by learning to assess eye movements and near vision. You will learn evidence-based techniques to improve vision that integrate the visual, vestibular and proprioceptive systems using interventions developed by an occupational therapist that will get results. Through video demonstrations and case studies you will learn treatment techniques, including: DIY and high-tech solutions, the Brock String and Hart Chart, prism and lenses, holistic techniques, tools for balance, gait and posture and more!

These interventions can be used immediately and effectively in your practice to improve outcomes in your young patients. Master these treatment techniques and increase your confidence in your own practice abilities! Register today!
Objectives:
  1. Explore the anatomy and physiology of the visual system from cornea to cortex.
  2. Recognize eye movement disorders associated with ADHD, dysgraphia, and dyslexia and improve outcomes for these diagnoses.
  3. Demonstrate techniques to assess for eye movement difficulties and near vision using readily available tools.
  4. Communicate the role of vision in gait, balance and posture.
  5. Recognize the signs of a faulty near-vision system and the implications of reading and visual motor integration.
  6. Demonstrate evidence-based techniques to treat eye movement defects.
  7. Articulate common ICD-10 codes for eye movement disorders.
OUTLINE

The Pediatric Eye Exam
  • Ophthalmology or Optometry or Vision Therapy
  • Case study Becca
Anatomy of the Visual System
  • The anatomy of the Orbit
  • Muscles of the eye
  • The visual pathways of vision in the brain
  • Magnocelluar vs Parvocellular Stream
Congenital Visual Problems
  • Coloboma
  • Optic Nerve Hypoplasia: Case study Blake
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • The role of therapists in Cortical Visual Impairment
Common Eye Movement Problems Affecting PT and OT Outcomes
  • Suppression
  • Strabismus, Anisometropia, and amblyopia
  • Nystagmus
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Accommodative problems
Assessment of Eye Movements and Near Vision
  • Tracking
  • Saccades
  • Convergence
  • The Near Vision System: case study Raleigh
  • Lab Time
Treatment Techniques for the Visual System
  • DIY and High-Tech solutions
  • The Brock String and Hart Chart
  • Prism and lenses
  • Holistic treatment techniques
  • Clinic videos
  • Case studies describing treatment
Vision Tools for Balance, Gait and Posture
  • BiNasal Occulsion
  • ”Glasses that fix toe-walking”
  • Case studies: Charlotte; Audry
  • Mid-Line Shift Syndrome: Case study Ben
Vision Problems Associated with:
  • TBI, Stroke and Concussion
  • ADHD: Case study Bryson and Nate
  • Dyslexia
  • Autism
  • Sensory Modulation Postural Dysfunction: Case study Jon
Mid-Level Visual Processes
  • Visual motor integration tips: Case study David
  • 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
  • Resources for more information
Target Audience

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

ROBERT CONSTANTINE, OTR/L

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, VisionRehabOT.com, 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.
Educators/Teachers
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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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.

North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours. PLEASE BRING YOUR LICENSE NUMBER WITH YOU TO THE PROGRAM.

South Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: The South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association has reviewed and approved this course as appropriate continuing education for physical therapy training for 6.0 CEUs.


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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