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Vision Processing & Therapy: Collaborative Approaches for Individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia & Traumatic Brain Injury
Audio CD
$219.99 USD
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5 hr 53 min
Multi-disc audio recording (5 hours, 53 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
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  1. Differentiate between the traditional and developmental models of vision
  2. Identify the various systems of vision and how they impact learning
  3. Discuss the role of vision in early intervention
  4. Describe how to screen for vision disorders
  5. Collaborate on therapeutic interventions for vision problems
Traditional vs. Developmental Model of Vision
  • Vision is a dynamic process

Visual System Break Down
  • Ocular health and refractive conditions
  • Ocular disease and abnormalities
  • Visual efficiency skills
    1. Neurodevelopment of eye movements, accommodation and binocularity

Visual Processing
  • Vision problems as neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Vision problems as sensory processing disorders
  • Visual perceptual testing: Standardized and observational

Treatment: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
  • A. Jean Ayres, Brain Gym and developmental vision
  • Signs and symptoms of undiagnosed or untreated vision problems
  • Collaboration between therapeutic interventions and/or learning strategies
  • Optometric application of lenses and prisms

Neuroplasticity of the Visual System
  • Early intervention
  • Is there an age that is too late for intervention?
  • Sue Barry, Fixing My Gaze and vision therapy
  • Jillian’s Story

Vision, Learning and Behavior
  • Red flags for autism spectrum disorder
  • Vision problems or behavior problems
  • Traumatic brain injury, dyslexia and vision disorders

Screening Procedures - Hands-on Demonstration
  • PLRG the penlight red/green
  • Standardized convergence insufficiency screening
  • Visual tracking and head movement
  • Visual tracking and the midline plane
  • Near-far focusing flexibility
  • InfantSEE and locating a developmental optometrist near you

Therapeutic Activities - Hands-on Demonstration
  • Visual-vestibular integration activities
  • Eye tracking exercises for reading
  • Eye tracking exercises for gross motor development
  • Eye teaming and the importance of convergence
  • Visual perceptual enhancing games


Kara Heying, O.D., FCOVD, is a fellowship trained Developmental Optometrist with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), and serves as vice president on the board of COVD. She consults on vision therapy related services for private practice optometrists through the Williams Consulting Group in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dr. Heying developed and is the optometric director of the Children's Eye Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her clinic focus is on the needs of children and utilizes the latest vision therapy technologies and techniques to remediate vision deficits and advance visual performances.

Dr. Heying works in a collaborative manner with allied health professionals as well as teachers and tutors. Her experience practicing within a large pediatric therapy center focused on physical, occupational and speech therapy has cultivated an awareness and understanding of how vision and the therapeutic disciplines of occupational, physical and speech therapy complement each other for improved patient outcomes.

Dr. Heying graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1998 and the University of Kansas in 1994. Upon graduating from ICO, she received highest honors in the area of pediatric clinical training and also received the Cribb Scholarship for exemplary patient care performance. After graduating, she returned to her home town of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and began her private practice. She lectures locally, nationally and internationally on the connection between vision, processing and learning for health professionals, optometrists and teachers. She is married and has 3 young daughters.
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This course consists of 6.25 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Illinois Educators:
6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours will be made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete an Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form. Instructions and form will be made available under the “Materials” tab. Expires: 06/30/2021.

Indiana Educators: 6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.

Montana Educators: This self-study package is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel: 6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept. of Education.

Texas Educators: PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistant:
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants:
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists
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California Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

Other Professions
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