Vision, Ocular-Motor and Movement Strategies for Integrated Learning

Date:
Saturday, September 15, 2018 to Sunday, September 16, 2018
Time:
07:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Location:

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 

This course will focus on clinical decision-making for the use of vision, ocular-motor and movement strategies to enhance outcomes. Emphasis will be on frameworks used with special populations and analysis of assessment data. Movement and rhythm-based therapeutic strategies and ocular-motor assessment will be incorporated through case study review for effective and evidence-based treatment planning. Video case analysis will allow attendees to sharpen observational and assessment skills and integrate course material for more complex clinical data-based decision making in order to L.E.A.R.N.
  • Learn through Integration
  • Engagement
  • Adjust expectations
  • Repeat predictable patterns
  • Notice shifts in system
 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  1. Develop more refined observational skills for effective treatment planning for the pediatric population.
  2. Describe evidence-based movement strategies with review of related research and expand ability to L.E.A.R.N.
  3. Assess and interpret how vision and ocular-motor dysfunction can impact learning and describe at least three strategies to increase visual efficiency.
  4. Describe importance of movement and rhythm in relation to attention/learning and demonstrate at least five effective strategies for effective decision making.
 

Credits

  • This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEU's). Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. In CT and MA this course meets the accepted standards for continuing education hours as mentioned above.
  • Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 16.5 continuing education hours. Approved provider by the FL Board of Occupational Therapy.
  • Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.8 contact hours.
 
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
 
NBCOT professional development provider-14 PDU's.
 
Please contact us with any special needs requests at info@educationresourcesinc.com or 508-359-6533.

 

About the Instructor

June Smith is a dynamic and engaging instructor, Occupational Therapist and licensed Brain Gym® Instructor. She has certifications in Sensory Integration, SIPT and Neurodevelopmental Treatment. She brings a wealth of experience from varied settings including her previous position as Supervisor of OT Services at a residential/day program with adults/children with developmental challenges and as a clinician/mentor at South Shore Therapies SI clinic. June has more than thirty-five years of experience in the field of O.T. working with individuals who present with a variety of physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges that impact learning. She is certified to teach both basic and advanced courses entitled “Brain Gym® for children who have Special Needs”. She has presented at International Brain Gym® conferences and is a member of the Educational Kinesiology Foundation and has presented at the 2017 AOTA National Conference. In addition, June also works closely with Developmental Optometrists, and collaboratively established a vision clinic to promote visual efficiency.
 
Disclosure: Financial: June Smith receives an honorarium from Education Resources. Non-Financial: She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Registration Fee

$435 fee (group rate 3 or more $410 must register together). Deadline for registration is three weeks prior to course. Registration accepted after deadline on a space available basis. Cancellation accepted up until two weeks prior to course, minus an administration fee of $75. NO REFUNDS WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF COURSE.

Please make check payable and return to:
Education Resources, Inc.
266 Main St., Suite 12 • Medfield, MA 02052
(508) 359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside MA)
FAX (508) 359-2959
www.educationresourcesinc.com
 

Course Schedule

Day 1

7:30 a.m. -
8:00 a.m.
Registration
Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. -
10:15 a.m.
Supporting Theories of Practice and applications of clinical brainstorming: Overview of process to L.E.A.R.N. and frameworks to support effective assessment and integrated learning strategies.
10:15 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
Movement-based strategies (e.g. Brain Gym®) and supportive research that encourages brain function. Importance of the midlines for physical, emotional and attentional intelligence and relationship to Building Block activities.
12:00 p.m. -
1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m. -
3:15 p.m.
Collaborative problem solving including Reflex Integration, SI and treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder of high and low intensity.
3:15 p.m. -
3:30 p.m.
Break
3:30 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.
Case Study video presentation and clinical brainstorming for effective treatment planning including core activation and rhythm-based strategies.

Day 2

7:30 a.m. -
8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. -
10:15 a.m.
Use of organizing movement strategies including focus on the vestibular system; Concepts from Neurodeveloptal Treatment with focus on Neuroplasticity.
10:15 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
Ocular-motor assessment and treatment strategies with clinical brainstorming including: Standardized visual assessments; parent/client questionnaires; resources in community/online.
12:00 p.m. -
1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m. -
2:30 p.m.
Comprehensive assessment on complex case studies involving integrated approach to treatment. Concepts from ambient vs. focal pathways to support the ocular-motor system and ability to L.E.A.R.N.
2:30 p.m. -
2:45 p.m.
Break
2:45 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
Video assessments, collaborative problem solving and progression of effective treatment planning. Concepts from Video Modeling and Dominance Factors. Concluding remarks and questions.

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