The Optometrist’s Guide to Strabismus: Reorganizing Space, Time and the Visual Process
Friday thru Sunday, June 26-27-28, 2020
This is a 3-day seminar including interactive workshop opportunities, so that attendees may return to practice prepared to implement new strategies in diagnostic and therapeutic management of all binocular visual dysfunctions, including strabismus.
This comprehensive course provides a foundation for relating to patients with strabismus, anisometropia, and other binocular adaptations. It explores clinical considerations for analyzing the sensory status of the patient with strabismus. Evaluates optometric findings in a sensory processing context. Helps the clinician establish a prognosis and an effective plan for strabismus training. Introduces the MIT (or “Slotnick Swirl”) as a diagnostic testing tool. Helps clinicians interpret image projection responses, both normal and anomalous projection. Provides recommendations for activities which support processing of visual information over 4 dimensions of space/time.
Workshop includes hands-on therapeutic training with the Swirl, and reinforcement of case management choices. In addition, time is spent exploring visual projections and interpretation with the Brock Posture Board, from both doctor and patient perspective. Workshop demonstrates supplementary activities which support processing of visual information over 4 dimensions of space/time, as well as techniques for presenting simple, straightforward instructions and loading incrementally. Case-driven discussion may include prescriptive management, primitive reflexes and syntonics applications along with therapy activities.
* Management strategies presented here begin in the exam room and include prescribing from the therapy room. Therapists interested in attending are strongly encouraged to do so with their optometrists, as partnership will be necessary when implementing these strategies.
Goals of the 3 day Seminar
- Provide a context to help optometrists/vision therapists relate to the world as seen through the eyes of the patient with strabismus.
- Explore how patients with strabismus may adopt a modified form of binocularity to match their visual perception of the world with the tactile reality of the world.
- Provide a therapeutic tool which can be used to:
1. Assess the sensory status of the strabismic patient.
2. Help the strabismic patient re-establish their “binocular software.”
- Introduce supplementary procedures which support the development of spatial organization and 4-dimensional thinking in patients with strabismus.
- Provide workshop opportunities to:
1. Practice presenting stimuli and interpreting projections with the Brock Posture Board.
2. Practice interpreting and manipulating image projections with the Slotnick Swirl for diagnostic as well as advanced therapeutic applications.
- Explore a large variety of activities supporting all patients with binocular and oculomotor dysfunctions.
- Explore supplementary procedures which support the development of spatial organization and 4-dimensional thinking in patients with strabismus and other binocular dysfunctions.
Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Lunch included, all days.
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- Early bird rates through May 10, 2020:
- $775, first registrant (optometrists & therapists)
- $700, add'l registrants, same office
- Standard registration rates through June 18, 2020:
- $850, first registrant (optometrists & therapists)
- $775, add'l registrants, same office