SEM5D2: The Vision-Motor Connection: Influences on Rehabilitation in Children & Adults
Presented By: Christine A. Nelson, OTR, Ph.D., FAOTA; Raquel M. Benabib, M.S., COVT; William V. Padula, OD, FNAP, FNORA , FAAO

10 Contact Hours - 1.00 CEUs - 10.00 PDUs
$55.00 per person
Course Description
This seminar presents an in-depth understanding of the visual process and its direct relationship to neuromotor function. The visual difficulties of both children and adults are discussed in relation to their visual performance due to developmental disabilities or following a neurological event or head trauma. Emphasis is placed on the integration of intervention strategies as part of a total rehabilitation process. Topics include Relationship of Visual Development with Motor Function; Head/Neck Relationships to Vision-Posture Orientation; Developmental Concepts of Midline Orientation for Vision-Movement-Balance; Post Trauma Vision Syndrome; Visual Midline Shift Syndrome; Changing the Perception of Space; Ambient and Focal Visual Processes; Importance of Binocularity; Basic Screening Procedures; Intervention Strategies and the Use of Prism Lenses. Handouts included in PDF file format.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe a new model of visual function based on ambient-focal interrelationships.
2. Describe the influences of visual interference and distortion on movement and postural control.
3. Identify basic visual skills.
4. Identify the primary characteristics of visual dysfunction.
5. Describe the use of prism lenses to affect changes in movement and posture.
Seminar Level
Level I Introductory/No prerequistes required.
Accepted by NBCOT for PDUs. Approved by the New York State PT Board, California PT Board, Illinois PT Board. For other State PT Board approvals click on CEU Course Approvals.
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Target Audience
Occupational, physical, speech therapists, certified athletic trainers, and other rehabilitation specialists. For special needs requests please contact us at
Order Options
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