Vision, Ocular-Motor and Movement Strategies for Integrated Learning

May 6-7, 2017

This course will focus on clinical decision-making for the use of vision, occulomotor and movement strategies to enhance outcomes. Emphasis will be on frameworks used with special populations and analysis of assessment data. Movement-based therapeutic strategies and ocular-motor assessment will be incorporated through case study review for effective and evidence-based treatment planning. Video case analysis will allow attendees to sharpen observational and assessment skills and integrate course material for more complex clinical databased decision making in order to L.E.A.R.N.

  • Learn through Integration
  • Engagement
  • Adjust expectations
  • Repeat predictable patterns
  • Notice shifts in system

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop more refined observational skills for effective treatment planning for the pediatric population.
  • Describe evidence-based movement strategies with review of related research and expand ability to L.E.A.R.N.
  • Assess and interpret how vision and ocular-motor dysfunction can impact learning and describe at least three strategies to increase visual efficiency.
  • Describe Sensory Integration Fidelity Measures and principles from data-based decision making.

Location

Texas Children's Hospital
Feigin Center
1102 Bates, 1st floor conference room
Houston, Texas 77030

Cost -  

$435

Earned credits -  

14 contact hours or CCU’s through TPTA and AOTA

Instructor 

June Smith OTR/L, a dynamic and engaging instructor is an Occupational Therapist and licensed Brain Gym® Instructor. She has certifications in Sensory Integration, SIPT and Neurodevelopmental Treatment. She brings a wealth of experience from varied settings including herprevious position as Supervisor of OT Services at aresidential/day program with adults/children with developmental challenges and as a clinician/mentor at SouthShore Therapies SI clinic. June has more than thirty-fiveyears of experience in the field of O.T. working with individuals who present with a variety of physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges that impact learning. She is certified to teach both basic and advanced courses entitled Brain Gym® for children who have Special Needs. She has presented at International Brain Gym® conferences and is a member of the Educational Kinesiology Foundation and has a presentation at the 2017 AOTA National Conference. In addition, June also works closely with Developmental Optometrists, and collaboratively established a vision clinic to promote visual efficiency.

Disclosure: Financial: June Smith receives an honorarium from Education Resources. Non Financial: She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Itinerary 

Day One

7:30-8:00
Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00-10:30
Supporting Theories of Practice and applications of clinical brainstorming: Overview of process to L.E.A.R.N. and frameworks to support effective assess ment and integrated learning strategies.

10:30-10:45
Break

10:45-12:00
Movement-based strategies (e.g. Brain Gym®, Bal-A-Vis X®,) and supportive research that grows the brain. Importance of the midlines for physical, emotional and attentional intelligence and relationship to Building Block activities.

12:00-1:00
Lunch (on your own)

1:00-3:15
Collaborative problem solving including Reflex Integration, Sensory Processing and the Sensory Integration Fidelity Measure.

3:15-3:30
Break

3:30-5:00
Continuation of Case Study video presentation and clinical brainstorming for effective treatment planning.

Day Two

8:00-10:30
Use of organizing rhythm-based movement strategies and effectiveness in treatment planning. Involvement of the vestibular system and core activation.

10:30-10:45
Break

10:45-12:00
Ocular-motor assessment and treatment strategies with clinical brainstorming. Concepts from ocular assessments, a Neurodevelopmental Treatment approach with a focus on neuroplasticity.

12:00-1:00
Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:30
Comprehensive assessment on complex case studies involving integrated approach to treatment. Concepts from data-based decision making to support ability to L.E.A.R.N.

2:30-2:45
Break

2:45-4:00
Video assessments, collaborative problem solving and progression of effective treatment planning.

Concluding remarks and questions

Hotel 

Wyndham Medical Center
6800 Main
Houston, Texas 77030

Nightly rate: $105.00 (price varies based on room availability)

Registration

Contact: Jade LeBeauf
713-577-1230

Contact 

Angela Dumas
832-826-6311
courseregistration@texaschildrens.org