In our increasingly complex world, it is common for the patients to be interacting with a variety of professionals. There is no singular individual, or one profession, that can supply all of the answers to the challenges that our patients are presented with. I’ve been privileged through the years to interact with many outstanding
OTs, PTs, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Educators in the course of helping patients with visual problems ranging from children with developmental or learning issues to adults recovering from brain injury.
I was delighted when a national group approached me over 10 years ago to put together a course that would increase the extent of collaboration between our professions.
I’ve presented the seminar throughout New Jersey, as well as around the country, and have been gratified by how well the information is received.
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Here is a YouTube video clip from the DVD of the presentation.
The background for the course is provided in the following blog, which also has an early version of the handout embedded. Although it has been updated considerably since then, it will give you a feel for the range of topics and issues covered.
In interacting with other professionals, we highlight the following areas:
- Differentiating between eyesight and vision
- Discussing the role of vision in development and early intervention
- Identifying visual problems impacting learning
- Exploring common ground between vision therapy and other therapies
- Learning how to screen for vision disorders such as tracking and convergence
- Collaborating on therapeutic interventions for vision problems