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Visual Rehabilitation in Children and Adolescents: Treatment Techniques for Cross Dominance, Visual Neglect, Ocular Motility and Scotopic Sensitivity



Over the past 40 years, the genetic predisposition to visual problems has not changed. However, due to society’s sedentary lifestyle, unregulated TV viewing, excessive video game play, and poor computer habits, more and more children are demonstrating visual challenges at home, at school, and at play.

This recording is designed to help professionals understand common visual problems in children (0-21 years old), what children are “seeing,” why they are seeing it, and how to fix these visual challenges. Combining research-based lecture and interactive labs, this course provides attendees the proper tools to identify and treat visual neglect, cross dominance, eye teaming, visual processing, and scotopic sensitivity. Correcting these issues ultimately improves the child’s quality of life, as reading, handwriting, and playing are enhanced.

Grounded in evidence-based information, this recording offers comprehensive coverage of established techniques that can be implemented immediately and effectively in therapy, at home, and in the classroom.


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.7
Faculty:
Scott Berglund
Duration:
5 Hours 45 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Dec 07, 2018
Product Code:
POS020151
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 5.75 hours CPD.

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OTR/L, MOT


Scott Berglund, OTR/L, MOT, is a licensed occupational therapist practicing in the state of Wyoming with an emphasis in pediatrics. He is a recognized expert in vision and movement and has been doing rehabilitation in the areas of vision and its relationship to reading for the past 10 years. Over that time, he has taught classes in Dyslexia Rehabilitation and Beyond Dyslexia in multiple settings. 

He has helped to develop reading rehabilitation programs for clinics in multiple states.  Scott is certified in the McInnis Assured Readiness for Learning, the ARL Phonological Awareness Program and the original Rosner Auditory Motor Program.  His research looks into the connection between the eyes, auditory system and movement and its effect on reading challenges.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Scott Berglund is owner and president of Silver Linings Therapy Group – CJB Enterprises, LLC. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Scott Berglund has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Objectives

  1. Recognize the anatomy of the visual system in relation to the motor and auditory systems and how they work together to affect and rehabilitate visual issues.
  2. Determine functional movement, reflexes, and righting reactions and the influences on reading, handwriting, and play.
  3. Identify quick and easy ways to detect visual challenges in a child through his or her productivity and functional responses in various locations.
  4. Implement the treatment for parallel pathway learning by utilizing movement and balance.
  5. Discover positioning and its effect on visual processing, focus, eye teaming, and hand-eye speed.
  6. Demonstrate researched based visual rehabilitation techniques for unilateral neglect, visual perceptional challenges, ocular conditions, scotopic sensitivity and cross dominance.

Outline

ANATOMY OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
  • Pathway of sight
    • Parallel pathways and the LGN
      • Parvocellular retinal ganglion cells
      • Magnocellular retinal ganglion cells
    • Pathway overlap and short circuits (Dyslexia Theory)
  • Primary visual areas
  • Secondary visual areas
  • Interpretation of these areas
VISUAL-MOTOR INTEGRATION IN THE BRAIN
  • Primary motor pathway
  • Cortical interactions between the motor system and the visual system
  • Secondary visual area interaction
POSITIONING, MOVEMENT, & THE EFFECTS ON VISION
  • Reflexes: acquiring visual-motor control
  • Righting reactions: proprioception, vestibular, and visual system interaction
  • Pelvic girdle: power, visual awareness, and alertness
  • Shoulder girdle: head and neck control, ocular motor activation
CROSS DOMINANCE: WHEN HAND DOMINANCE & EYE DOMINANCE DON’T MATCH
  • Defining and identifying cross dominance
  • Why do we have a dominant eye when half of each eye has control?
  • Directionality and play issues
  • Handwriting issues
  • Reading challenges
  • Treatment techniques and relationship to the brain
  • Lab
    • Discrimination training
    • Vertical midline activities
UNILATERAL VISUAL NEGLECT
  • Definition of neglect and the identification
  • Issues during play, work, and school
  • Handwriting clues associated with visual neglect
  • Environmental adaptions
  • Treatment techniques
  • Lab
    • Reflex training
    • Midline exercises
EYE TEAMING TRACKING & SACCADES
  • Musculature of the eye
  • What do problems look like?
  • When should I treat and when should I refer?
    • Reading problems
    • Handwriting problems
    • Gross motor problems
    • Orthopedic pelvic dysfunctions
  • Training and lab
    • Focus/refocus exercises
    • Motor system treatments
    • Reading training
VISUAL PROCESSING
  • Understanding visual processing
  • Visual spatial relations
  • Visual figure ground
  • Effects on handwriting
  • Reading challenges
  • Treatment techniques
  • Lab
    • Space-moment and cortical learning
    • Relationship to saccades and eye teaming
SCOTOPIC SENSITIVITY & ITS SECONDARY EFFECTS
  • Definition and theory
  • Effects on visual pathways and secondary visual areas
  • Treatment techniques and effect on visual spatial relations, tracking, and scanning
  • Case study

Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Early Intervention Staff
  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Educators
  • Pediatric Nurses
  • School Nurses
  • Case Managers

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