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From Eyesight to Insight – Visual and Vestibular Assessment and Treatment – Vital Links Now
August 30| $425
Vital Links Now Course Registration Opens on August 30th & Ends October 6th
Click on the Vital Links Now Course Registration Page to Register Today!
In this introductory video, Dr. Carl Hillier, O.D., FCOVD shares the importance of practitioners understanding the crucial connections between the vestibular and visual systems and why conducting a visual screening is an important component of a clinical assessment.
Mary Kawar, M.S., OT/L shares with Sheila Frick how partnering with a developmental optometrist supported her work as a occupational therapist and discusses the multifaceted contributions of the vestibular system.
The development of higher-level performance skills, including reading, writing, and receptive and expressive language, is dependent upon a strong sensorimotor foundation. For many children unidentified difficulties with both the visual and vestibular systems can impact optimal performance. Participants will learn directly from an occupational therapist and developmental optometrist how to capture the subtleties of visual-vestibular dysfunction, thus enhancing participants’ ability to optimize treatment planning.
Vital Links & Vital Sounds have created a Vision Kit to compliment this course. The instructors will refer to and discuss the items included in the Vision Kit throughout the course. Though not required to attend the course, the items included in this kit will aid in assessing a person’s vision and will prove beneficial when implementing strategies learned during the course into your own clinical practice. You can purchase the Eyesight to Insight Vision Kit from Vital Sounds as a companion to the information taught course for the rate of $79 (S&H fees apply).
Limited Viewing Engagement. Registration Opens on August 30, 2023 and closes on October 6, 2023.
To complete your registration, please visit the Vital Links Now Eyesight to Insight course registration page.
Vital Links Now On-Demand: Three-Week Recording Viewing Window
Live course recorded on: September 23 & 24, 2022, 9:00am — 4:45pm CDT
View the Course on Your Own Time! A three-week recording of the course will be available following registration on the Vital Links Now platform. Register below and you will immediately receive an email with a link to view the Vital Links Now course on your time and at your leisure over the two-week viewing period. Of note, your access to the course expires 21 days from the date of your purchase.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand how the vestibular and visual systems collaborate to monitor where our body is in space for our survival and to support our physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development.
- Describe two vision screening procedures that can be utilized to identify vision delays and dysfunction which are likely to interfere with occupational performance at school, work, and home.
- Identify when it is appropriate to refer clients for an optometric evaluation using standardized criteria and specific clinical observations.
- Select three powerful treatment strategies that utilize the vestibular-oculomotor-cervical triad as a necessary foundation for organizing one’s body relative to meaningful activities, people, and environments.
Vital Links is an AOTA approved provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID#07019. This Distant Learning — Independent Self-Study course is offered at 1.25 CEUs, Introductory Level; Client Factors, Performance Skills, & Intervention.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, developmental optometrists, special educators, and other interested allied health professionals
Participants who complete the course via independent self-study must view the entire course and complete a post-course quiz with a passion score of 70% or higher to receive a certificate of course completion.
Registrants will receive an email from Vital Links Now containing instructions on how to access the on-demand webinar and printable course materials, such as, the PowerPoint handouts.
See “Recording Details” below for additional information on how to access the recording.
- 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, Building Blocks”
Please Contact Us if you have any questions.
Vital Links & Vital Sounds have created a Vision Kit to compliment this course. The instructors will refer to and discuss the items included in the Vision Kit throughout the course. Though not required to attend the course, the items included in this kit will aid in assessing a person’s vision and will prove beneficial when implementing strategies learned during the course into your own clinical practice.
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.