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Seminar Detail

2-Day: Vision Therapy Intensive Training Course: Upgrade Your Skills & Boost Referrals with Today’s Best Practices

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - Friday, February 7, 2020

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Whether your patients’ goals are to return to work, play with their grandkids, or travel the world, your hard work helps them progress toward their functional goals.

But when vision problems distort your patient’s world, it can feel like you’re working twice as much for half the progress. Falls, mobility deficits, isolation, and dependence on others can lead to serious, costly setbacks. And problems performing exercises and activities often result in avoidance over time, severely limiting functional outcomes.

It doesn’t have to be this hard.

Learn the latest vision therapy techniques in this hands-on course, and discover a powerful intervention framework that has helped countless therapists and their patients overcome these exact same issues for years. Whether your patients are adults with head injuries or stroke survivors with visual perception problems, you’ll transform your practice with innovative interventions that help patients adapt to visual impairments, take charge of their recovery, and resume functional activities they might have otherwise abandoned.

Register now, and discover new ways to accelerate progress for outcomes that will earn you referrals.

  1. Identify the latest advances in vision therapy.
  2. Develop a comprehensive assessment framework, identifying the root causes of vision impairments and related functional deficits.
  3. Discuss how vision integrates with cognition for higher level tasks.
  4. Demonstrate the most effective interventions available for managing vision impairments, restoring function, and improving safety.
  5. Determine which treatment techniques will benefit your patient.
  6. Explain how to progress the difficulty and integrate functional tasks.
  7. Outline interdisciplinary strategies that combine multiple interventions for better outcomes.
  8. Evaluate real-world applications for common diagnoses and conditions.
  9. Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios.
  10. Create appropriate functional goals and progress measures.
  11. Compare cost-effective tools for vision therapy.
  12. Review the keys to developing a successful vision therapy program.

  • Current concepts in visual rehabilitation
  • Practical applications of the latest research
  • Today’s top tech
    • Bioness BITS
    • Dynavision
    • Innovative apps
  • Discover a comprehensive framework for evaluating symptoms, including:
    • Mobility, gait, and posture problems
    • Falls, dizziness, and balance issues
    • Poor coordination/executive function
    • Ocular-motor deficits
    • Visual processing deficits
    • Post trauma vision syndrome
    • Cranial nerve palsies
    • Blurred or double vision
    • Photophobia
    • Difficulty maintaining visual attention to task
    • Limited depth perception
    • Poor compensation for field cut
    • Motion sensitivity
  • Hands-on lab
  • Innovative interventions you can use immediately to:
    • Prevent falls, dizziness, and motion sensitivity
    • Address mobility, posture, and gait problems
    • Improve near/far focusing for reading, written communication, and close work
    • Promote visual motor coordination and visual processing
    • Restore functional independence, self-care, and performance of ADLs
    • Boost scanning skills for locating objects
    • Increase attention to neglected side
    • Expand visual fields and compensate for field cuts
    • Enhance depth perception and peripheral awareness
    • Reduce headaches, eye strain, and double vision
    • Decrease agitation and photophobia
  • Hands-on lab
  • Synergistic strategies for effectively integrating:
    • Functional compensation strategies
    • Ocular motor drills
    • Spot patching
    • Prism adaptation
    • Visual accommodations
    • Visual field scanning
    • Binocular vision exercises
  • Hands-on Lab
  • Neurological impairments
    • Stroke
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Brain tumor
    • Parkinson’s
  • Low vision
    • Vision loss and blindness
    • Glaucoma
    • Contrast sensitivity
  • Visual hallucinations
    • Charles Bonnet syndrome
  • Hands-on lab
  • Case scenario: Correctly identify the root cause of impairment
  • Case scenario: Problem solve a complex vision impairment and develop an effective treatment plan
  • Case scenario: Identify vision impairments that can cause behavioral problems
  • Case scenario: Revise a standard plan of care for a stroke survivor
  • Case scenario: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
  • Core components of an effective vision therapy program
  • Cost effective tools to use during initial setup
  • Moderate expense and capital budget items to add to your program
  • Keys to generating vision therapy referrals
  • Coding and billing updates for vision therapy
  • Justify therapy with the right goals and progress measures
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners


Sandra Stalemo, OTR/L, is an expert in vision therapy with over 37 years of experience guiding patients with vision and neurological impairments toward functional independence in a variety of outpatient and inpatient therapy settings.

Ms. Stalemo developed a passion for vision therapy after witnessing firsthand its impact on her daughter, who has been diagnosed with binocular vision disorder. In the years since then, Ms. Stalemo has trained and worked closely with neuro-optometrists to bridge the gap between diagnosis and treatment in functional settings, and she went on to develop a leading vision rehabilitation program at Sanford Health. She is now a national speaker on vision and neurological rehabilitation topics, known for her ability to break down complex concepts into practical, everyday solutions.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sandra Stalemo receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sandra Stalemo 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.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 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 12.5 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.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants:
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This lecture qualifies for 12.5 continuing competency hours.

Physician Assistants
We’re working to get you credit. Updates will be posted as they become available.

Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 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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