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Visual Processing Therapy: Helping Individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia & Acquired Brain Injury

Length: Full Day

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$19.99

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This course is oriented toward therapists and professionals seeking a greater understanding of the role of vision beyond eyesight for helping their clients. While the educational and health care fields now embrace auditory processing as distinct from hearing, we are still in the relative dark ages when it comes to vision processing. It’s time to move forward!

Attend this seminar and learn how to differentiate visual efficiency from visual processing, and how to screen effectively to help identify visual problems. You’ll also learn how to collaborate with developmental optometrists and how developing visual abilities can provide a better platform for overall sensory processing and integration.

Sample procedures will be given in an interactive workshop format that will enable you to help a wide variety of patients having difficulty with visual processing. This course will leave you with a new and exciting perspective on visual processing and therapy.

OUTLINE

Visual Efficiency

  • The neurodevelopment of eye tracking, accommodation and binocular vision

Visual Processing

  • How the eyes interface with the rest of the brain and body
  • Vision problems as neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Vision problems as sensory processing disorders
  • Visual perceptual testing: Standardized and observational

Clearing the Ayres: How Developmental Optometry Relates to Occupational Therapy and Other Disciplines

  • A. Jean Ayres, Brain Gym and developmental vision
  • Collaboration between therapeutic interventions
  • Signs and symptoms of undiagnosed or untreated vision disorders
  • Convergence Insufficiency Symptom Survey (CISS)
  • Optometric application of lenses and prisms

The Neuroplasticity and Neuroadaptability of the Visual System

  • What goes wrong visually, why it goes wrong, and what we can do about it
  • Is there an age at which it’s too early or late to intervene?
  • Visual problems as early red flags for autism spectrum disorder
  • Learning-based vision problems and academic performance
  • Post-trauma vision disorder and other problems of acquired brain injury

Hands-on Demonstration of Screening Procedures

  • PLRG the penlight red/green standardized convergence insufficiency screening
  • Visual tracking and head movement
  • Visual tracking and the midline plane
  • Near-far focusing flexibility
  • Information for referral and collaboration

Overview of Sample Therapeutic Activities

  • Nearpoint of convergence and touch
  • Physiological diplopia and divided attention
  • Hart Chart Saccadic
  • Pointer-in-straw in three dimensions
  • Central/peripheral awareness
  • Press Lites

OBJECTIVES

  • Differentiate between eyesight and vision.
  • Discuss the role of vision in early intervention.
  • Identify visual problems impacting learning.
  • Describe common ground between other therapies and vision therapy.
  • Explain how to screen for vision disorders.
  • Collaborate on therapeutic interventions for vision problems.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD, is board certified in optometric vision therapy by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry in Binocular Vision and Perception. A graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where he completed his residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision, Dr. Press served as chief of the pediatric unit at the Eye Institute of the College. He subsequently served for 15 years as chief of the vision therapy service at the State University of New York’s College of Optometry.

Dr. Press is a consultant on visual disabilities for the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is past-president of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians, and of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is current chair of the Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Committee of the American Optometric Associations. Author of three textbooks and over 100 articles in ophthalmic journals, Dr. Press presents continuing education lectures and seminars on vision nationally as well as internationally. He is optometric director of the Vision and Learning Center in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, one of the first sites in the country to be accredited as a private practice residency program for vision therapy and rehabilitation.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Leonard Press maintains a private practice.  He is in a leadership position with the Vision and Learning Center and receives compensation.  He is an author for Mosby and Butterworth-Heinemann publishers and receives royalties.  He is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc. 

Non-Financial: Dr. Leonard Press is a diplomat of the American Academy of Optometry in Binocular Vision and Perception.  He is a consultant for the National Board of Medical Examiners.  He is the current chair of the Pediatric/Binocular Vision Committee of the American Optometric Associations.


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TARGET AUDIENCE

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

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Credit Information

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. Additional certificates are available for $19.99. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Continuing Education Information:  This activity qualifies for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Teachers/Educators, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapy Assistants, and other Mental Health Professionals. For states that differ from national board approval see details below. For states not listed or do not accept national approvals please contact CMI or your licensing board.

CE information is based on 100% attendance.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

PSYCHOLOGISTS: PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.5 live or 6.5 self-study hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

TEACHERS/EDUCATORS

TEACHERS/EDUCATORS:  This course consists of 6.5 live or 6.5 self-study clock hours. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of successful completion as proof of your attendance. Please retain the certificate in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.

CALIFORNIA EDUCATORS: This course may be applicable for 6.5 live or 6.0 self-study Clock Hours to qualify toward your Professional Growth to apply toward the renewal of credentials. The CTC does not approve courses.

ILLINOIS EDUCATORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide professional development activities. Provider number: 050602154518762. This course qualifies for 6.5 live or 6.5 self-study CPDUs.

INDIANA EDUCATORS: 6.5 live or 6.0 self-study Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance at this seminar per the Indiana Department of Education standards.

MAINE EDUCATORS: This course may be available for 6.5 live or 6.5 self-study Recertification Clock Hours. Those employed as teachers in Maine would need to get prior approval from their local certification committee.

MONTANA EDUCATORS: This program is offered for 6.5 live or 6.5 self-study Renewal Units. CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

NEW JERSEY EDUCATORS, ADMINISTRATORS & EDUCATION SERVICES PERSONNEL6.5 live or 6.5 self-study Actual Professional Development Hours. MEDS-PDN, powered by CMI Education Institute, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.

TEXAS EDUCATORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This course qualifies for 6.5 live or 6.5 self-study CPE clock hours.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #:  3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.5 live or 6.5 self-study contact hours or .65 CEUs. 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.

FLORIDA OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.5 live or 6.5 self-study continuing education credits.

*Contact cecmi@cmieducation.org to have your credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the title of the self-study course, date you submitted test, your name and license number in the email.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

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SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS:  This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). No self-study credit hours available.

**Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists who participate in the live webcast will be required to follow the instructions located under the materials tab of the webcast.  This credit is not available on the Self-Study options.

CALIFORNIA SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS (AND AUDIOLOGISTS): This course has been verified by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board as acceptable for 6.0 CPD Credits toward state licensure. No live credit hours available.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS/PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS/PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS: Credit Requirements vary per state rules and regulations. Many states are non-mandatory for physical therapy. Please contact your state board to determine your requirements. No live credit hours available.

ILLINOIS PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS: MEDS-PDN, powered by CMI Education Institute, 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 #: 216.000197. This course qualifies for 7.5 CE Credit Hours. No live credit hours available.

NEW YORK PHYSICAL THERAPISTS & PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS: MEDS-PDN, powered by CMI Education Institute, 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 course qualifies for 7.5 Contact Hours. No live credit hours available.

OTHER PROFESSIONS: This activity qualifies for 6.5 live or 6.5 self-study continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

Only credits listed are approved. For any other credit inquiries (i.e. state specific or others not listed), please contact cecmi@cmieducation.orgor 800-844-8260 BEFORE the event. Additional credit inquiries submitted after the date of the event will not be honored, per board regulations. For all other inquiries, please contact info@pesi.com.

Faculty

  • Leonard Press, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
    • Leonard J. Press, O.D. FAAO, FCOVD, is board certified in optometric vision therapy by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry in Binocular Vision and Perception. A graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where he completed his residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision, Dr. Press served as chief of the pediatric unit at the Eye Institute of the College. He subsequently served for 15 years as chief of the vision therapy service at the State University of New York’s College of Optometry.

Course Materials

  • Buy It/Rent It Manual (53 pages)
  • Additional_Participant_CE_Request_Form (2 pages)
  • Instructions for ASHA Credit - LIVE WEBCAST ONLY - 11-22-2013 (2 pages)
  • ASHA Participant Form - LIVE WEBCAST ONLY - 11-22-2013 (1 page)
  • Webcast Manual (62 pages)