Product Detail

Vision Therapy:
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
6 hr 12 min
Details:
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
MICHELE R BESSLER, OD, FCOVD
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
4/21/2017
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV060280
Objectives
  1. Discuss the various vision skills which are required for learning and the signs and symptoms of vision disorders in the school-aged child.
  2. Implement screening strategies to better identify individuals with vision disorders and more effectively communicate to others the impact of vision deficits on academic performance and behavior.
  3. Develop higher level of skill with integrating visual activities when working with children with functional vision delays, particularly those with various developmental challenges.
  4. Demonstrate how to build visual skills from the ground up, starting at a level that is achievable for each individual student.
  5. Describe how specialized lenses, prisms and vision therapy may be used to develop visual function and eliminate visual deficits for both children and adults struggling with learning-related vision disorders.
  6. Create a supportive and knowledgeable environment through improved communication skills when speaking to teachers and families of children with developmental vision problems.
Outline

Vision Development and Its Relationship to Learning and Behavior

  • Vision as a total process combining sensorimotor, perceptual and cognitive functions
  • Signs and symptoms of developmental vision disorders in school-aged children
  • Commonly seen vision disorders in children with developmental delays and other special needs (autism spectrum disorders, AD(H)D, cerebral palsy)
  • Current research in vision development

Integrate Developmental Vision Strategies with Children

  • Vision screening techniques to identify children with undiagnosed vision disorders; Free screening tools to take with you!
  • Vision development activities to integrate into your program
  • Recommendations for optimal visual performance in the classroom

Impact of Vision Deficits on the Child and the Family

  • Identify when a certain “behavior” is merely a need to address a visual delay
  • How to effectively support the child with a vision problem both in school and home
  • Developmental vision strategies for the family and the child’s teachers
  • The emotional consequences of undiagnosed and untreated vision disorders

Screening Tools and Techniques

  • Review of varied symptom checklists for teachers and parents
  • Screening tests for oculomotor delays
  • Screening tests for binocular disorders
  • Screening tests for visual perceptual function

Demonstrations of Vision Therapy Activities to Develop:

  • Controlled oculomotor accuracy and planning
  • Body knowledge and control, and bilateral coordination as a precursor to binocular vision development
  • Improved visual-motor integration
  • Strong visualization and visual memory skill
  • Improved spatial awareness and visual spatial relations
Author

MICHELE R BESSLER, OD, FCOVD

Michele R. Bessler, OD, FCOVD, is a developmental optometrist who is board certified in Vision Development and Vision Therapy and is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. As the owner and director of Long Island Optometric Vision Development, PLLC, Dr. Bessler provides developmental vision care for both children and adults. She has been in practice for over 20 years and lectures extensively on vision therapy for learning-related vision disorders, and on the visual effects of acquired head trauma and their remediation.

She was assistant clinical professor at SUNY College of Optometry for 12 years, teaching optometry students in the Pediatric, Vision Therapy and Learning Disability Clinics. Dr. Bessler has also worked extensively as clinic supervisor for the Vision Clinic for Children with Special Needs at the University Optometric Center, working with children struggling with a variety of developmental and medical challenges.

Dr. Bessler is a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), American Optometric Association (AOA), NY State Optometric Association (NYSOA), and Optometric Extension Program (OEP). She received her Doctorate in Optometry from the State University of NY State College of Optometry, and completed a residency in Vision Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation from SUNY College of Optometry.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michele Bessler maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Michele Bessler has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclosure.
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Educators/Teachers
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Montana Educators: This self-study package is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants - Credit Available Until: 4/21/2019
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 6.5 self-study contact hours or .65 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 4/21/2019.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistant:
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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 6.5 continuing education credits.

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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants:
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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.5 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.5 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.9 contact hours.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
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Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists
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California Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.5 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists: Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Other Professions
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Audience
Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals