OEP VT1 for Visual Dysfunctions 2019

Wed May 15th, 2019 - Sun May 19th, 2019
Where: Gold Coast, QLD

VT1 teaches a core curriculum of therapy which consists of a series of procedures, which are not necessarily specific to any one dysfunction but which together lead to successful, happy and enthusiastic patients. This course is great way to properly prepare you for providing clinic based vision therapy.

Vision Therapy 1 is: 

  1. Hands On: Individual procedures will be demonstrated and explained in depth. Your instructor will act as a therapist. Participants will become “patients” during the demonstrations. The instructor will demonstrate fully how to modify the procedures by changing the loading to adjust the demand levels to precisely the level needed to achieve maximum development.
  2. Core Techniques: AN Dissociated and Associated Pointing, AP Rule, Balance Board, Brock String, Cheiroscopic Tracings, Coin Circles, Central-Peripheral Saccades, "Ninja Training", Eye Control, Keystone Fusion Games, Lightboard, Motor Equivalence, Overlapping pictures, Tachistoscope, Vectograms, VO Stars, Walking Rail, and Wallach Rings to name just a few.
  3. Management and Administrative Techniques: Our instructors will share their over 100 years experience in running a co-management practice and provide you with the basics to get you started.
  4. Case presentation.

Each participant receives a complete manual of all VT procedures, homework sheets, procedure grids, explanations and all materials to get you up and running immediately. After the course, the instructors are available for advice relating to case management and VT techniques.

The VT/Visual Dysfunction course is a prerequisite for the VT/Learning Related Visual Problems and the VT/Strabismus & Amblyopia courses. This is usually the first course taken by vision therapists.

The OEP Clinical Curriculum faculty has been very successful at making the new therapist comfortable with being in the same class as more experienced therapists, as well as with optometrists who are new to behavioural vision care. For a therapist to attend a course, the normal procedure is that they may either attend the course with their optometrist or the optometrist must have attended an OEP Clinical Curriculum course at a prior date.

Please register for this event before booking airfares & accommodation!  ACBO events have limited capacity that cannot be exceeded.  ACBO will not be responsible if an event sells out and you have already booked non-refundable airfares or accommodation.

Venue Burleigh Heads Lifesaving Club
Gold Coast Hwy & Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, Australia
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ContactMaria Gorbunova
Email: admin@acbo.org.au
Speaker Info

Presented by Meredith Graham

Meredith Graham, BAppSc(Optom)Hons FACBO practices at Harmony Vision, a behavioural optometry practice she jointly started to assist Gold Coast families with a more holistic approach to vision care.  This has allowed her to develop her professional interest in vision therapy, and together with her husband Paul Graham, they have developed a strong vision therapy practice with 3 vision therapists, currently serving approximately 70 patients per week.

Eligibility / Prerequisites
  • Optometrists & Therapists
  • Some knowledge of Behavioural Vision Care is advisable.
  • If you are new to the OEP Clinical Curriculum, you will need to complete a Tech survey before attending
  • All delegates need to complete a pre-course survey
  • A link to the pre-readings will be sent to conference delegates a couple of weeks before the course starts.

Timing:  9:00am to 5:00pm daily (Sunday finish 3:00pm).

1.    Welcome, orientation, overview of course
2.    What is vision therapy?
3.    Piaget's model of development
4.    Models of visual attention
1.    The law of diminishing returns
2.    Orienting the patient for VT 
3.    The COVD lifestyle checklist
4.    The philosophy of the OEP VT Grids
1.    Eye Control workshop
2.    Saccades workshop
DAYS 4 & 5
1.    VT workshop activities (continued)


Please arrange your own accomodation


Full Rate

Members:  $2275.00 
Non-members:  $2870.00 

Interested in Auditing this course? 1 Audit space is available. Applications are invited once this event opens for registration - no spaces reserved beforehand. Applications to Audit close on 31 May. To apply, please email us at admin@acbo.org.au

Cost for Audit registrations: 80% of full member registration fee.

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