Seeing and Moving: Visual / Vestibular Course
Join us for a three day discovery of the integration of the vestibular and visual senses in clinical practice. This course will provide a deeper understanding of the neurobiological interaction of these sensory systems and their impact upon movement, learning and regulation. Brain-informed functional intervention strategies will be introduced that promote optimum function by supporting visual vestibular integration.
This course is designed for pediatric therapists treating a wide variety of children and youth with developmental disabilities and neurological challenges. It is recommended that participants come with a basic knowledge of the vestibular and visual systems. Upon registration, participants will be provided with some suggested readings and videos to complement their current knowledge.
- The learner will develop an advanced understanding of how the vestibular and visual systems are wired together in the brain.
- The learner will develop an understanding of how the vestibular system supports visual function and primes the nervous system for attention, cognition, and movement.
- The learner will develop an understanding of how the brain processes visual information perceptually.
- The learner will acquire an understanding of the assessment of visual perception.
- The learner will develop an understanding of how the visual system modulates and modifies vestibular information in the nervous system.
- The learner will acquire an understanding of the difference between saccadic eye movements and voluntary visual tracking skills and oculomotor relationships to function
- The learner will develop an understanding of how visual deficits affect movement patterns and learning of new movements.
- The learner will develop an understanding of the integrated treatment approach encompassing vision and vestibular synthesis for attention, cognition, emotional regulation and movement.
DATE: April 27 – 29, 2019
TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm – daily
Nanaimo Child Development Center (CDC)
1135 Nelson Street
Nanaimo, BC V9S 2K4
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Kimberlee Howland -Workshop Coordinator
250-753-0251 ext. 259
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nanaimo Child Development Center