The Impact of Visual Issues on Child Development

About This Program

Visual impairment can affect many areas of development, learning and function, particularly for children with multiple impairments.  This program provides an overview of the visual system and describes the varied impact of visual impairment on children’s achievement of developmental milestones and their function in daily activities.  Approaches are presented for assessing vision and visual skills through information gathering, observation, and basic assessment of visual function.  Strategies are also provided for addressing the impact of visual impairment on early motor development, cognitive and sensory processing skills, and self-care skills.

Who May Benefit

  • Occupational therapists

What Is Covered

This program is designed to prepare occupational therapists to assess and treat the unique needs of children with visual impairment.  The online program includes four parts:

  1. Introduction to Visual Impairment in Children
  2. The Impact of Visual Impairment on Development, Learning and Areas of Occupation
  3. Conducting a Basic Pediatric Vision Assessment
  4. Strategies to Address Visual Impairment in Occupational Therapy

Continuing Education Credits

The program is offered in partnership with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and is approved for 0.15 AOTA CEU (1.88 NBCOT PDUs/1.5 AOTA contact hours).

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