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Visual Rehabilitation for Pediatrics – Seeing the Whole Picture
Visual Rehabilitation for Pediatrics – Seeing the Whole Picture

Where:  CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

When:  Monday, October 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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ASSESSING & TREATING THE PEDIATRIC VISUAL SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED OUTCOMES
The visual system is a beautiful, complex system that allows us to enjoy and explore the world around us. However, when not working properly, this delicately balanced system can also hinder development and academic performance in children.
 
This one–day seminar introduces the components of the visual system and their interactions in pediatric motor and academic skills. Explore common visual system problems that can limit the progress and potential of pediatric patients with autism, neurological disorders, and ADHD. Gain the skills necessary to assess for visual problems by practicing these skills during the seminar. You will explore the treatments of common vision–related problems, including evidence–based treatments and real–world examples, increasing confidence in your own practice abilities. In addition, you will learn to use the visual system as a tool to improve gait and balance. Gain treatment ideas that can be used immediately and effectively in your practice to improve outcomes in your young patients.

  • Review the anatomy and physiology of the visual system from cornea to cortex

  • Recognize eye movement disorders associated with common pediatric diagnoses

  • Demonstrate techniques to assess for eye movement difficulties

  • Discuss the role of the Magnocellular visual pathway in balance and reading

  • Recognize the signs of a faulty near–vision system and the implications of reading and visual motor integration

  • Demonstrate evidence–based techniques for treatment of eye movement defects

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapists Assistants

  • Early Intervention Staff

  • Educators

ROBERT CONSTANTINE, OTR/L

ROBERT CONSTANTINE, OTR/L, CBIS, is an Occupational Therapist with nearly 20 years of experience working in the state of Florida. A graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Mr. Constantine has spent several years as an OT focused on neurological rehabilitation, where he continuously searches for new ways to improve patient outcomes. This passion has led him to an intensive study of the visual system and to employment as the OT in an optometry practice in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Constantine is a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, a unique interdisciplinary organization that brings together the tools of optometry, occupational and physical therapy to improve outcomes for patients with neurological diagnoses. In addition, he is the only occupational therapist to be a member of the High Performance Vision Associates, an elite group of sports vision optometrists. As such, he has participated in sports vision screenings at IMG Academy, Hendricks Motorsports, and on the LPGA tour. Mr. Constantine has developed and marketed drag-racing specific glasses that have been successful in NHRA Sportsman drag racing, as well as having worked with elite NHRA racers, golfers, and sporting clays champions.

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Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process .

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Minnesota: This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 6 hours of continuing education hours, category 1, (Approval #0428) for Physical Therapists.


Early Intervention
This educational offering qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Educators
This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.


Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

"Mr. Constantine's presentation style was interactive, outgoing, entertaining, and enthusiastic. Great course!"
Traci O'Conner, OTD
Mobile, Alabama
 
"Mr. Constantine was fabulous in his presentation. He was professional, practical, and funny."
Jeri Quesenberry, PT
Pensacola, FL


"Mr. Constantine is knowledgeable in eye movement disorders and has a lot of useful information to share."
Lauren Burch Byrd, MSOTR/L
Pensacola, FL​​

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