Days: 
5
Hours: 
35
For: 
Optometrists
For: 
Therapists

Course Description

Prerequisite: None

VT/Visual Dysfunctions teaches a core curriculum of therapy which consists of a series of procedures which are not necessarily specific to any one dysfunction but which together lead to successful, happy and enthusiastic patients. Vision Therapy 1 is:

  • Hands On: Individual procedures will be demonstrated and explained in depth. Your instructor will act as a therapist. Participants will become “patients” during the demonstrations. The instructor will demonstrate fully how to modify the procedures by changing the loading to adjust the demand levels to precisely the level needed to achieve maximum development.
  • Core Techniques: AN Dissociated and Associated Pointing, AP Rule, Balance Board, Brock String, Cheiroscopic Tracings, Coin Circles, Central-Peripheral Saccades, "Ninja Training", Eye Control, Keystone Fusion Games, Lightboard, Motor Equivalence, Overlapping pictures, Tachistoscope, Vectograms, VO Stars, Walking Rail, and Wallach Rings to name just a few.
  • Management and Administrative Techniques: Our instructors will share their over 100 years experience in running a co-management practice and provide you with the basics to get you started.
  • Case presentation and information on handling insurance.
    Each participant receives a complete manual of all VT procedures, homework sheets, procedure grids, explanations and all materials to get you up and running immediately.

The VT/Visual Dysfunction course is a prerequisite for the VT/Learning Related Visual Problems and the VT/Strabismus & Amblyopia courses. This is usually the first course taken by vision therapists. The OEP Clinical Curriculum faculty has been very successful at making the new therapist comfortable with being in the same class as more experienced therapists, as well as with optometrists who are new to behavioral vision care. For a therapist to attend a course, the normal procedure is that they may either attend the course with their OD or the OD must have attended an OEP Clinical Curriculum course at a prior date.

* Courses begin at 9:00 am each morning and will finish at 5:00 PM. On the last day of the course we begin at 9:00 am and generally finish by 3:00 PM. Lunch is included in your tuition.
(NOTE: If you have special dietary considerations please let us know at the time you make your reservation.)