2015 – Eyesight to Insight

Visual/Vestibular Assessment and Treatment


This 2-day workshop provides a practical opportunity for participants to interact with a sensory integrative occupational therapist and a developmental optometrist as they collaborate on the goal of facilitating optimum performance in children with movement and vision issues.

Speakers will reveal and clarify some of the mysteries of previously ambiguous performance issues in childhood. Participants will develop a broader net for capturing the subtleties of visual-vestibular behavior by gaining insight into underlying causes.

Hands-on experience will provide ample opportunity for participants to learn how to administer a vision screening examination. Comprehensive treatment protocols, including the Astronaut Protocol, will be shared so that therapists are exposed to a broad range of practical, innovative, sequential, vestibular-visual activities and exercises for use with their clients.



8:00 – 8:30Registration
8:30 – 9:00Introduction Difference between eyesight and vision
9:00 –10:00Vestibular system supports for movement and function
10:30–12:00Posture and movement development and support for vision
Neuro-anatomy of the vestibular system Vestibular activation Referral criteria
12:00–1:00Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 2:30Vision and Vestibular Labs Vestibular assessment and treatment strategies Astronaut Training, Infinity Walk, and The Flow.
Use and application of Prism Lenses and The Vision Tracking Tube
2:30 – 3:00Break
3:00 – 4:30Terms used in visual testing Analysis/treatment—case presentations
4:30–5:00Visual physiology and neurology


8:30 – 9:30Visual motor integration Visual perceptual analysis
9:30 – 10:00Vision screening for OTs
10:30–12:00Vision screening lab for OTs
12:00–1:00Lunch (on your own)
1:00–2:30Testing forms, procedures, and referral criteria Treatment roles OD treatment for oculomotor control, spatial awareness, and visual perception,including the MultiMatrix
3:00–4:15Video/slide presentation of vestibulo-oculomotor, vestibulo-proprioceptive, and bilateral integration intervention strategies and activities
4:15–4:30Questions and discussion