Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits in Children

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104  

May 15, 2020-May 16, 2020, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)


This conference is designed to help therapists develop a comprehensive understanding of vision and how vision can impact on the therapy process in children. A three-component model of vision will be reviewed, stressing the importance of optical, visual efficiency and visual information processing disorders. Screening procedures that allow therapists to test for the most common vision problems will be presented. Treatment options will be discussed at length, including both compensatory strategies and rehabilitative techniques (vision therapy). Case studies will be used throughout the presentation.

Presented by

Mitchell Scheiman, OD, PhD


At the conclusion of the conference, the participant will be better able to:

  1. Describe the complexity of the visual system
  2. Identify the three major components of the visual system
  3. List three ways various vision deficits affect performance in play, learning, work and sports
  4. Administer a screening battery to identify common vision disorders that can affect therapy
  5. List two of the various treatment approaches available
  6. Plan and implement compensatory strategies to manage vision problems interfering with therapy
  7. Plan and implement direct intervention to manage vision problems interfering with therapy


The registration fee includes registration materials, continental breakfast breaks, lunch and parking. As part of our green initiative, syllabus material will be available online.

Pre-registration is required.

Early Registration Fee...........$385 (Prior to March 31)

Registration Fee.....................$400 (After March 31)

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