LIVE Webinar: It’s in the Bag! Recognizing, Assessing and Treating Visual Dysfunction for the School Based therapist

Robert Constantine, OTR\L

Wednesday – February 8, 2023
8:00am – 3:00pm EST

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to
 webinar (Jan. 25, 2022). GROUP DISCOUNT ALSO AVAILABLE!

Poor reading, poor handwriting, clumsiness…it all ends in a referral for the school-based therapist. But is it sensory? Behavior? ADHD? Dyslexia? Something else?? This course will teach the school-based therapist to recognize the signs of a vision-based learning problem, then assess the visual system to uncover the root cause of academic difficulty. The therapist will learn the best standardized assessments to capture the visual dysfunction and simple, inexpensive techniques to improve ocular motor skills to improve academic performance.


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Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

  • Describe 3 behaviors observed in school setting that indicate a visual issue.
  • Understand the anatomy of the visual system from the eye through the cortex
  • Demonstrate appropriate technique for assessment and documentation of ocular motor skills
  • Understand the near vision focusing system
  • Understand and utilize the appropriate objective assessment for the visual system
  • Demonstrate the ability to tell the refractive status of a student by looking at their glasses
  • Demonstrate improved awareness of ocular motor interventions
  • Demonstrate techniques to improve letter reversals
  • Understand the most common visual diagnoses and their functional implications

Target Audience: 

OT’s, PT’s and assistants

Course Level 



Robert Constantine, OTRL

Robert Constantine, OTRL is a 1997 graduate of University of Alabama at Birmingham Occupational Therapy program where he was awarded the Charles Brooks Award for Creativity. He has practiced in home health, and skilled nursing contexts and spent 9 years as the clinical specialist in brain injury at the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute where he developed a passion for evidenced-based treatment, sharing information and the functional effects of the visual system. Beginning in 2013, he enjoyed a 3 year tenure at an optometry practice where he learned techniques working closely with low vision, pediatric and adult optometrists. He has completed Clinical Level 1 and 2 training offered by the Neuro-Optometric Rehab Association.

Robert was also trained in sports vision training, working with the High Performance Vision Associates, a national group of optometrists that offer sports vision screenings to elite athletes. He developed specialized Drag Racing Glasses and has worked with NHRA Sportsman and Professional Drag Racers. He continues to provide vision rehabilitation services to pediatric and adult patients at the Pearl Nelson Center in Pensacola, Florida.

Robert receives a speaking fee for the presentation. Robert has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Course Schedule

LIVE On-Line Webinar
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

8:00-8:15am – Introduction

8:15-8:30 – Visual Dysfunction causes academic problems…the evidence

8:30-9:10 – Understanding Eye Exams, Eye Doctors and Glasses

9:10-9:40 – Anatomy of the Visual System

9:40-10:00 – The “Where” of Vision

10:00-10:15 – Break

10:15-11:00 – Assessing Ocular Motor Skills

11:00-11:30 – Standardized Assessments of Vision

11:30-12:00pm – Is it Vision? Dyslexia? ADHD?

12:00-12:45 – Lunch

12:45-1:10 – Understanding Common Vision Diagnosis

1:10-1:30 –  Visual problems of Common Pediatric Diagnosis

1:30-2:30 – Improving Visual Skills to Improve Performance

2:30-2:50 – Letter Reversals

2:50-3:00 – Q&A


Educational Credits

6 contact hours

A post-test will be required at the conclusion of the webinar.

Approved for 6 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

AOTA-Approved Provider Program

TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development. PD activity approval ID #Pending. This Live PD is offered at 6 contact hours or .6 CEU’s, Introductory level, Domain of OT: OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.



Group Discount

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to seminar VALID UNTIL Jan. 25, 2023

3 or more registrants – Early –  $212.94 | Regular – $236.60 (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rate, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (of the first registration) if registering on-line, and in the same envelope if registering by mail.  PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after a group has been processed will not be eligible for the discount.

To ensure that all group members receive the appropriate discount, choose a group name and be sure that each person registering adds the name in the “Additional Information” section at checkout.