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 reviews the visual system and describes the varied impact of visual impairment on children’s achievement in 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 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

Designed to prepare occupational therapists to assess and treat the unique needs of children with visual impairment, this online program includes four parts:

  • Introduction to visual impairment in children
  • The impact of visual impairment on development, learning, and areas of occupation
  • Conducting a basic pediatric vision assessment
  • Strategies to address visual impairment in occupational therapy

What is Covered

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

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