Monday, September 20, 2021, 8:30 – 9:30PM EDT
Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration for Visual Impairment
Sensory Integration therapy is an integral part of occupational therapy that is often practiced in the pediatric population, especially among youth with visual impairment. Not only is this type of therapy fun for children, it has a significant impact on emotional adjustment, personal-social skills, language, and daily routine tasks. Join Dr. Vidya Pingale, MS, PhD, OTR/L, for a discussion about the impact of visual impairment on sensory integration, treatment strategies, and techniques to incorporate at home.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Vidya Pingale, MS, PhD, OTR/L brings more than 20 years of experience in treating children with sensory processing issues, autism, and other developmental disabilities across various settings, including private clinics, hospitals, private and public schools. She has extensive training in using sensory interventions and other occupational therapy interventions used for children. She received her Master’s and doctoral degrees in occupational therapy with a research focus on sensory interventions. She is an assistant professor at Hofstra University Occupational Therapy Department and has a private practice in New Jersey.