Visual Processing Assessment: A Simple Tool for Healthcare Providers
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Visual Processing Assessment:
A Simple Tool for Healthcare Providers

5 Contact Hours

Speaker: Leslie Peters
Intro Level Course

General Information Purchase Info: Tuition:

This is a Distance Learning Course available for purchase and download.

Instructional Methodology:
Video / Audio
Demonstrations
Participation in assessments
Offline assignments

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The tuition for this course is:
$130.00 - 5 Contact hours
$165.00 - 5 Contact hours plus workbook

Course tuition includes:
• Online Professional Training Course
• Assignments via PDF downloads
• Internet research links
• Online Post-Test
• Online Evaluation

•Certificate of completion for post-test scores of 80% or higher.

Description:
Approximately 1 in 4 people have a hidden visual processing deficit that can cause physical symptoms as well as impact learning, memory, and behavior. Healthcare providers and therapists can employ a quick and easy non-normed assessment to determine if a potential processing problem is presenting as an alternate health issue. Because deficits in visual processing skills can mimic the symptoms of many other healthcare concerns it is important to use key client questions to uncover a suspected processing problem. Using an educational screening tool, participants will examine assessments for thirteen skills including eye movement control, eye teaming, focus shifting, auditory-visual integration, and visual memory. Through case study videos students will be challenged to determine if they can spot a problem as the client is assessed. Offline assignments require students to practice what they have learned with a partial assessment of several volunteers or clients, analyze footage of strabismus and amblyopia, and plan for referral to appropriate vision professionals.

Note: This course does not address eyesight or visual acuity. It is assumed students have already taken Course I on Visual Processing and the Brain and can identify symptoms of a problem associated with each of the 13 skills covered in this program.

Suggested Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Vision Therapists, Physical Therapists, and interested others.

Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Use an educational assessment tool for several processing skills.
2. Integrate new client questions into their practice, where appropriate.
3. Recognize behaviors and compensation tactics that indicate a problem for each skill.
4. Explain the importance of amblyopia screening for children of all ages.
5. Evaluate referral resources for amblyopia.

Course Segments
Part 1 - Introduction
• Review course segments
• Learning objectives
• Requirements for successful completion

Parts 2-9 - Screening for Visual Efficiency Skills
Assessment Tool Introduction
• Review of assessment materials
• Educators discuss conducting the assessment
• Client interview questions
• Setting the tone for the client
Assessing for Visual Efficiency Skills
Video demos, assessment materials review, and demonstrations for:
• Eye Movement Control
• Focus Shifting
• Peripheral Vision
• Eye Teaming
Demonstrations
• Video Clips - What did you observe
• Review of amblyopia and strabismus cases

Parts 10-15 - Screening for Visual Perceptual Skills, Auditory, Vestibular
Assessing for Visual Perceptual Skills
Video demos, assessment materials review, and demonstrations for:
• Laterality & Directionality
• Visual Closure
• Visual Discrimination
• Figure-Ground
• Eye-Hand Coordination
• Form Reproduction
• Visual Memory
• Auditory Sequencing
• Vestibular System
Demonstrations & Participation
• Video clips - What did you observe
• Experiment with your own abilities

Final Exam and Course Evaluation
• Complete online exam and evaluation, submit via email link.
• Participants must have a post-test score of 80% or better to receive CE credit.
• Participants will receive a certificate of completion for 5.0 Contact Hours.

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