Creatively Caring for Special Populations

Creatively Caring for Special Populations

Modifications to the visual evaluation, therapy and multi-disciplinary care of special populations

Course Description

This course will focus on the Optometric care of special populations with focus on management and vision therapy and how patients with special needs require modifications to evaluation, therapy and multidisciplinary care.

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Instructor Bio

Dr. Alicia Groce is an Assistant Professor atSouthern College of Optometry. She earned a Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. Following graduation, Dr. Groce completed a one yearresidency in Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry.

Alicia Groce, OD, FAAO. FCOVD

Courses Details

Course Duration

30 Days

Continuing Education Credits

04 hours

Course Price

$100

Course Description

This course will focus on the Optometric care of special populations with focus on management and vision therapy and how patients with special needs require modifications to evaluation, therapy and multidisciplinary care.

Goal: Review visual and motor development and the role that developmental delays and special needs have on the visual system and visual processing. Provide ways to modify evaluation and therapy techniques for special populations.

Learning Objectives:

1) Identify key aspects of vision development.

2) Identify how vision and motor development are linked.

3) Identify how developmental delays can affect the visual system and learning

4) Identify common learning related visual problems.

5) Identify modifications to the evaluation of special populations.

6) Identify modifications to vision therapy for special populations.

7) Identify key players in the multi-disciplinary care team and how to collaborate on patient care.

Bio

Dr. Alicia Groce is an Assistant Professor atSouthern College of Optometry. She earned a Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. Following graduation, Dr. Groce completed a one yearresidency 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‚Äôs 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).

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Modifications to the visual evaluation, therapy and multi-disciplinary care of special populations