PESI live seminar update: Due to concerns with coronavirus (COVID-19) all live, in-person seminars through June 30th are being changed to digital format. Click here for more information about the status of live in-person seminars.  Click here for Online Learning Options.

Product Detail

Vision Therapy
CE Test
$19.99 USD
This purchase is for online CE Test only
Product Details
Format:
Additional Participant CE Test
Author:
MICHELE R BESSLER, OD, FCOVD
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
12/9/2019
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNT060280
Objectives
  1. Communicate 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 performance and behavior.
  3. Develop a 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.
  5. Explore the impact that undiagnosed and untreated vision deficits have on the rehabilitation process of individuals suffering with acquired brain injury.
  6. Articulate 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 and/or head trauma.
Outline

Understanding 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

Integrating 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 Therapy in Treating Underlying Vision Deficits on the Child and the Family

Traumatic Brain Injury and Its Impact on the Visual System

  • How acquired vision disorders interfere with the rehabilitation process and prevent full recovery after head trauma
  • Double vision, visual field neglect, Post-Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS), dizziness
  • Impact on balance and movement
  • The role of specialized lenses, prisms and vision rehabilitation therapy

Case Studies

Demonstrations of Vision Therapy Activities

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.
Continuing Education Credits
Save time and $10 off the price of other submission methods – purchase & take the CE test online for $19.99 USD per participant. Additional processing fees apply for other submission methods (i.e. mail, fax, etc.). Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.

**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.


Educators/Teachers
This course consists of 6.0 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Illinois Educators:
IL EDU Logo
6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours will be made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete an Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form. Instructions and form will be made available under the “Materials” tab. Expires: 06/30/2020.

Indiana Educators: 6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.

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.

New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel: 6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept. of Education.

New York Educators: PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This self-study activity will qualify for 6.0 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.

Texas Educators: PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants - Credit Available Until: 12/9/2021
AOTA Logo
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 self-study contact hours or .6 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: 12/9/2021.

Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants:
Florida
CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This self-study course consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by 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:
CA PT
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.0 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 6.0 CE credit hours.

Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. 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.

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 7.4 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants
NCBPTE approval by virtue of approval by The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy licensure board or state APTA chapter Approval good through 08/31/2021.

Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants: The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Utah Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Credit Available Until: 2/28/2025
ASHA Logo

This course is offered for .55 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area). **ASHA CEUs are available on this course from 03/01/2020 to 02/28/2025. PESI, Inc. will submit ASHA CEU Requests to the ASHA CE Registry on a monthly basis; ASHA CEU Requests received before 03/01/2020 or after 02/28/2025 cannot be reported.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS ONLY: To be reported to ASHA, while completing the online post-test/evaluation, please answer YES to the question: “Are you a Speech-Language Pathologist and/or Audiologist requesting to have your credit hours reported to the ASHA CE Registry to earn ASHA CEUs?" and include your ASHA number. After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, your information will automatically be sent to cepesi@pesi.com to be reported. If you forget to answer yes, please send an email to cepesi@pesi.com with the following information: full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, date you completed the post-test, and your name and your license number.

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 6.0 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.

Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists: Approved for 7.0 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
**It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.
**All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test. Or you may call our customer service department and a copy of your test/evaluation will be emailed to you. Please allow 30-45 days.


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