Understanding development and the developmental differences of children on the Autism spectrum is key in Optometric management. Creatively designing your exam sequence, vision therapy evaluation, and vision therapy sequence can allow for successful treatment. Modifications to traditional therapy can easily be made to help care for the special population.
Bio: Alicia Groce, OD, FAAO. FCOVD
Dr. Alicia Groce is an Assistant Professor at Southern College of Optometry. She earned a Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. Following graduation, Dr. Groce completed a one-year residency in Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry.
Dr. Groce currently sees patients in The Eye Center's Pediatrics, Teen, and Vision Therapy Clinics. She is also one of the four members of the Rehabilitation Team that serves patients with visual problems from traumatic brain injury in the local rehabilitation hospitals.
Dr. Groce’s areas of interest include vision therapy, traumatic brain injury, autism, special needs, vision development, learning-related vision problems, and infant vision care. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD).