VT Foundation 2020: Hands-On Therapy Training Course

VT Foundation 2020: Hands-On Therapy Training Course

Prerequisite: -Vision Therapists -Aspiring Vision Therapists -New VT providers

Course Description

Helps provide Hands-on training and basic background information about Vision Therapy. It is designed to allow a maximum of information.

Most of the theory, an understanding of the visual process, and course follow up support are provided in this webinar. The webinar includes some hands on experiencing of the visual process. Webinars are taught both by a senior OEPF Instructor Dr. Robert Hohendorf, OD and a master therapist Alma Privette, COVT.

This is a three part recording covering 7 hours of course sessions. This course is structured as: • three over the Internet introductory sessions of 2 1/2 hours• a follow-up question and answer over the Internet session.

This Course was designed to answer following questions: How easy is it to find and train Visual Training Personnel? Foundation 2.0will help give a therapist over 10hours of education and abundant OEPF reference materials. Foundation 2.0 is appropriate for OD’s new to VT, new therapists and for building increased confidence in current therapists.

Most of the theory, an understanding of the visual process, and course follow up support are provided in this webinar. The webinar will include some hands on experiencing of the visual process.

Instructors

Instructor Bio

Dr. Robert Hohendorf, OD
Dr. Hohendorf is a graduate of Illinois College of Optometry (1975), where he participated in an intensified vision therapy protocol under the tutelage of Doctor’s Coleman, Hatfield, and, Leo Manas. After graduation, he practiced in Kentwood, MI, in a full scope practice until 2003, when he moved to Wyoming, MI and established a multidisciplinary clinic, The Vision and Sensory Center. He retired from active practice in 2017.

 

Alma Privette, COVT.
Alma is employed by Dr. Susan Durham in Raleigh, NC, serving as director of The Center for Visual Learning and Rehabilitative Therapy, overseeing in-office vision therapy for 25 years.  Alma received her certification status with COVD in 2000.  She assisted in developing the Foundation of Vision Therapy course sponsored by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF), co-teaching with Dr. Bob Hohendorf as an instructor for OEPF.  Alma also served as exhibits coordinator for NORA for more than 12 years.

Dr. Robert Hohendorf, OD

Alma Privette, COVT.

Courses Details

Course Duration

30 Days

Continuing Education Credits

10 hours

Course Price

$525

Course Description

Helps provide Hands-on training and basic background information about Vision Therapy. It is designed to allow a maximum of information.

Most of the theory, an understanding of the visual process, and course follow up support are provided in this webinar. The webinar includes some hands on experiencing of the visual process. Webinars are taught both by a senior OEPF Instructor Dr. Robert Hohendorf, OD and a master therapist Alma Privette, COVT.

This is a three part recording covering 7 hours of course sessions. This course is structured as: • three over the Internet introductory sessions of 2 1/2 hours• a follow-up question and answer over the Internet session.

This Course was designed to answer following questions: How easy is it to find and train Visual Training Personnel? Foundation 2.0will help give a therapist over 10hours of education and abundant OEPF reference materials. Foundation 2.0 is appropriate for OD’s new to VT, new therapists and for building increased confidence in current therapists.

Most of the theory, an understanding of the visual process, and course follow up support are provided in this webinar. The webinar will include some hands on experiencing of the visual process.

Prerequisite: –Vision Therapists -Aspiring Vision Therapists -New VT providers

Bio

Dr. Robert Hohendorf, OD

Dr. Hohendorf is a graduate of Illinois College of Optometry (1975), where he participated in an intensified vision therapy protocol under the tutelage of Doctor’s Coleman, Hatfield, and, Leo Manas. After graduation, he practiced in Kentwood, MI, in a full scope practice until 2003, when he moved to Wyoming, MI and established a multidisciplinary clinic, The Vision and Sensory Center. He retired from active practice in 2017.

He is a past-president of the West Michigan Optometric Association and past chair of the Michigan Optometric Association’s Vision Therapy Committee. He is currently a First District Governor of District 11-C-1 LIONS Club in South West Michigan. He participates in LIONS of MI “Project Kidsight” and Establishing District 11-C-1’s “Reading Between the Lions” programs. He has served on the boards of his local Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Kent County Board of Head Start as its president from 1993-1994. He has been a consultant to several local schools and the local professional basketball team, the Grand Rapids Hoops. He was the first OD to receive hospital privileges at Spectrum Health System in their rehabilitation division.

His activities include local, statewide, and International speaking on vision care. He was an Instructor for the Optometric Extension Program Foundation’s Clinical Curriculum. He is currently an Instructor Emeritus and OEPF Education Committee chair. He is a lifetime member of the Michigan and American Optometric Associations.

In his position as the chair of the Clinical Curriculum Development Committee of the OEP, he oversees and helps to develop the continued excellence of all OEP lecture educational offerings. He is responsible for oversight of the OEP Clinical Curriculum Instructors, Affiliated Meetings, and Regional Clinical Seminar Committees.

 

Alma Privette, COVT.

Alma is employed by Dr. Susan Durham in Raleigh, NC, serving as director of The Center for Visual Learning and Rehabilitative Therapy, overseeing in-office vision therapy for 25 years.  Alma received her certification status with COVD in 2000.  She assisted in developing the Foundation of Vision Therapy course sponsored by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF), co-teaching with Dr. Bob Hohendorf as an instructor for OEPF.  Alma also served as exhibits coordinator for NORA for more than 12 years.

The current focus of her work is with patients who have suffered TBI, as she and Dr. Durham devote three days a week to evaluation and treatment for this population.

Alma is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the Optometric Education Program Foundation.

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