HP 610 Special Topics: Vision Rehabilitation, 3 credits

This course is designed to provide the OT or PT with an understanding of the basic principles of the visual system and its influences upon daily activities for the pediatric patient. The course will discuss pediatric vision problems and appropriate therapies. After completing this course students will be able to describe key components of the visual system and how they work, understand binocular vision, how it develops and its effects on ADL, understand and treat children with binocular vision disorders and gain useful strategies for dealing with children who have learning related vision problems. This course is intended for OTs and PTs who will be or who are working with the pediatric population both in an inpatient/outpatient and/or school environment.