The realm of pediatric occupational therapy can be daunting. How do we help these children improve foundational components to success to they can progress? These are a few questions I have asked mysself, and I have found that if we understand pediatric visual perception as a base, then we can really help those we serve. We can know how to help a student who cannot remember his ABC's, is it visual memory, or is it visualization? This course can help!
This pediatric visual perception course will address the anatomy and physiology of the eye as well as typical developmental milestones for visual perception. The course then elaborates on common visual perceptual diagnoses and problems seen in young people. In depth evaluation and intervention is covered as far as standardized tests, screenings, and interventions based on the underlying issue the student is facing.
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- Review why visual perception is vital to development
- Define what visual perception is and what the OT's role is for VP
- Function of the visual system
- Anatomy and physiology of the visual system
- Visual receptive functions including fixation, acuity, accommodation
- Visual cognitive functions including visual attention, visual memory and visual discrimination
- Introduce the hierarchy of visual skills
- Developmental sequence of visual receptive and visual cognitive functions
- Most common visual perceptual diagnoses in children
- Effects of Visual-Perceptual Problems on Performance Skills and Occupations
- Evaluation methods including screening tools and standardized assessments
- Theoretical approaches to intervention
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on gaining knowledge of evaluation and treatment for children with visual perceptual difficulties.
- Identify Visual Perception
- List the anatomy of the visual system including the eye, visual receptive functions and visual cognitive functions
- Recognize the developmental sequence of visual perception including the visual-receptive and visual-cognitive functions
- Identify typical development of visual perceptual skills
- List common visual perceptual problems seen in young people
- Identify evaluation and treatment suggestions for visual perceptual dysfunction
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Social Worker, and Activities Professionals.
Instructional Level: Beginner
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Cynthia Diaz is employed by South Lake Hospital and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.