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.


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

Cost -  


Earned credits -  

14 contact hours or CCU’s through TPTA and AOTA


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.


Day One

Registration/Continental Breakfast

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.


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.

Lunch (on your own)

Collaborative problem solving including Reflex Integration, Sensory Processing and the Sensory Integration Fidelity Measure.


Continuation of Case Study video presentation and clinical brainstorming for effective treatment planning.

Day Two

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


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

Lunch (on your own)

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.


Video assessments, collaborative problem solving and progression of effective treatment planning.

Concluding remarks and questions


Wyndham Medical Center
6800 Main
Houston, Texas 77030

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


Contact: Jade LeBeauf


Angela Dumas