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Astronaut Training – A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol – Live Webinar

December 1, 2023 - December 2, 2023

| $400

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Curious why precise activation of the vestibular system is critical to function? Listen to Mary and Sheila as they discuss the power of this sensory system!
Astronaut Training Book

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Without clear information coming from the vestibular system, sights and sounds in the environment do not make sense – they are only isolated pieces of information disconnected from each other and from the meaningful whole. It is integration of sensory information that holds the key for finding meaning in the world. This two-day course will explore the connections of the vestibular-visual-auditory triad and their subsequent impact on function. Additionally, this course will provide participants with a precise template for intervention strategies, including administration of Astronaut Training.

Who Should Attend:
Occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, physical therapists, educators, human services professionals, and other medical professionals. Graduating students or graduate students of the aforementioned fields are also welcome.

Participants will receive a certification in the Astronaut Training Protocol. This course provides participants with the necessary background information to immediately begin incorporating Astronaut Training into their programs.

Registration includes the handbook, Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol for Moving, Looking and Listening and its companion CD (S&H fees apply^).

Take an additional discount of $20 per participant for groups of 3 or more individuals enrolling simultaneously under the same web-order.

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Day 1: Friday, December 1, 2023, 9:00am – 4:35pm Central Standard Time (CST)
Day 2: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 9:00am – 4:35pm CST
Check-in begins at 8:30am CST on day one & day two.
Test begins at approx. 4:05pm CST on day two.




Mary Kawar; M.S., OT/L
Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List the connections between the vestibular, auditory and visual systems.
  • Recognize the reciprocal interaction between the Vestibular-Auditory-Visual Triad and the core postural muscles.
  • Underline the importance of providing precise input to each of the five vestibular receptors.
  • Identify powerful new tools to expand your clinical skills, including specific activities to develop and enhance core function.
  • Select when to administer the Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol safely and effectively.
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Continuing Ed

Vital Links is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #3261. This Distance Learning – Interactive course is offered at 1.25 CEUs, Introductory level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery & Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Target Audience

Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, and other interested allied health professionals

Completion Requirements

Completion Requirements: To receive a certificate of course completion, participants must attend and participate in the entire course, and complete a post-course quiz with a passing score of 70% or higher.

Course Materials

Registration includes the handbook, Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol for Moving, Looking and Listening and its companion CD (S&H fees apply^).

Registrants will receive an email within a week of the course containing instructions on how to access the webinar and printable course materials, such as, the PowerPoint handouts.

  • The email address entered under “Attendee #” during online registration will be the address that receives the instructions email.
  • Please check your inbox and junk folder for the following email Subject: “Course Instructions for your Vital Links Online Course, Astronaut Training”

Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

Device Compatibility

There are basic device requirements for Vital Links webinars on Zoom. While you can join the session via a computer, tablet, or mobile device, viewers may have an enhanced experience through the use of a computer.

Contact Us if you have questions regarding compatibility.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Vital Links will make every effort to honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to written transcripts, multiple viewing attempts, and increased amount of time to complete training activities. It is a priority for Vital Links to ensure participation in all courses and activities for all individuals. Vital Links is committed to ensuring non-discrimination and to resolving any complaints related to a disability in a prompt and equitable manner.


Cancellations requesting a refund must be in writing and received by Vital Links two weeks prior to the course; refunds will not be granted after that date. Approved refunds will be issued after the final course date (minus $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests may transfer full credit towards another Vital Links course if notification is received in writing at least 7 business days prior to the start date.

Vital Links is not responsible for device compatibility issues, and it is each registrant’s responsibility to ensure his/her device is compatible with the noted platform and services. Any difficulty with compatibility is not grounds for a refund after the live webinar session begins.

Vital Links reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full.

Purchase Orders

If you choose to register via Purchase Order, please attach a scanned copy of your completed and signed form to your “shopping cart” during checkout. Otherwise, you may fax the form to: 1-866-829-6331. Note: please add an administrative fee of $15.00 to each order submitted via Purchase Order. Registrations submitted via Purchase Order Payment will not be processed until the Purchase Order form is received by Vital Links.

National & International Shipping^

Shipping and international shipping fees applies for books shipped within and outside of the United States. Rates are as follows:

United States – $4.95

Canada – $35.43

Hong Kong – $75.43

All other international locations – $100.43

International Customs requires international recipients to pay applicable duties and taxes on each shipment entering their country. A brokerage fee is also charged by the courier to process and present the requisite customs paperwork to International Customs on the importer’s behalf. Customs fees are not included in the shipping fee paid at time of purchase. Please, be aware that UPS will request payment of these charges at the time of delivery. You have the ability to call UPS ahead of time (1-800-742-5877) to pay these charges, eliminating the need for payment on delivery.

*This is a Live course. Full Attendance during the hours of this webinar is expected.


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December 1, 2023
December 2, 2023
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Mary Kawar; M.S., OT/L
Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

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