Many children have unidentified visual and vestibular challenges which interfere with the development of physical, emotional, and cognitive skills including receptive and expressive language, reading, and writing.
This 2-day workshop provides a practical opportunity for participants to interact with a sensory integrative occupational therapist and a developmental optometrist as they collaborate on the goal of facilitating optimum performance in children with movement and vision issues.
Speakers will reveal and clarify some of the mysteries of previously ambiguous performance issues in childhood. Participants will develop a broader net for capturing the subtleties of visual-vestibular behavior by gaining insight into underlying causes.
Hands-on experience will provide ample opportunity for participants to learn how to administer a vision screening examination. Comprehensive treatment protocols, including the Kawar Oculo-Vestibular Protocol, will be shared so that therapists are exposed to a broad range of practical, innovative, sequential vestibular-visual activities and exercises for use with their clients.
Participants will be able to:
1. Administer a vision screening examination.
2. Refer clients for optometric evaluation effectively using standardized criteria.
3. Demonstrate powerful treatment strategies that utilize the vestibular-oculomotor-cervical triad.
4. Describe the paradigm shift that indicates that functional performance is driven by vision and movement.
Who Should Attend:
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Speech Pathologist
- Developmental Optometrists
- Special Educators
- Interested Others