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PuzzleArt Therapy Program: Functional Visual Skills Hands-On Training

Alli Berman, MA, PAT,
Susan Fisher, OD
Melissa Gerber, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Fischer’s presentation will be live via Zoom

April 26, 2022
Brooklyn, NY
Early $470.00* | Regular $495.00

You Will Receive A PuzzleArt Kit – A $425.00 VALUE!!!! Use the very next day in your daily practice!

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*For Group Discounts See Discounts Tab Below

The PuzzleArt™ Therapy Functional Visual Skills Training Program is a six-credit hour, full day hands-on training course with an overview of the visual, thinking, perceptual, sensory and oculomotor skills needed for success, and the PuzzleArt™ Therapy System which can help screen, develop and improve 20 of these skills.

It gives an introduction to the PuzzleArt™ Therapy System, which is the first therapy to combine binocular, perceptual, oculomotor and PuzzleArt™ sensory protocols using hands-on abstract art.

Therapists train on, and leave with PuzzleArt™ Therapy concepts, tools including our Functional Visual Skills Screening, techniques and targeted materials which can be used the very next day with their client/patient/student populations in an innovative, colorful and fun way. Use our program throughout the lifespan – for Early Intervention through Geriatric clients. Program includes materials for younger and low functioning children.

The PuzzleArt™ Therapy System is used in private and military hospitals, clinics, universities, schools, therapy offices, and rehabilitation centers throughout the US and in 16 other countries for • ADD / ADHD • Brain Fitness • Developmental Delay • Fine Motor • Gross Motor • Motor Planning • Visualization • Oculomotor • Organization and more for a variety of therapy modalities such as Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • Sports Therapy • Strabismus Therapy • Traumatic Brain Injury • Vision Therapy and more.

$495.00

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Objectives

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course should be able to:

  • Define visual perception, visual motor, oculomotor, binocular and sensory skills
  • Identify the PuzzleArt™ products that will help develop and improve visual skills
  • Conduct a quick Functional Visual Skills Screening to be used in conjunction with clinical assessment and standardized tests as well as three PuzzleArt™ Sensory Protocols
  • Explain the relationship of visual skills to reading, writing and daily life skills
  • Integrate therapeutic skills using a minimum of six PuzzleArt™ Therapy products
  • Apply this new form of integrative therapy to current practice

Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Assistants

Course Level

Intermediate level

Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

8.00am-9.15am Visual Skills Overview
Current evidence-based research
9.15am-10.15am PuzzleArt Therapy System and Concepts
Screening: Discovery Checklist and Concepts | Screening: Discovery Checklist
10.15am-10.30am Break
10.30am-12.00pm Hands-on Protocols with Skill Builders
and Challenge Grids
12.00pm-12.45pm Lunch
12.45pm-1.45pm Evidence Based Practice and relationship to reading and writing

PuzzleArt Activities:

·       Find & Tap

·       Track & Match

1.45pm-1.50pm Break
1.50pm-2.20pm PuzzleArt Activities Continued:

·       WallWorks

·       TableWorks

·       Activity Books

·       Scan & Spot

·       Card Pack

2.20pm-2.35pm Brain Builders Nation
2.35pm-2.45pm Challenge Grid drawing/writing activity
2.45pm-3.00pm Closing

Faculty

Alli Berman, PAT, MA, PhD candidate
Susan Fisher, OD 

Melissa Gerber, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Fischer’s presentation will be live via Zoom

Alli Berman, PAT, MA, PhD candidate created her interactive PuzzleArt concepts, Functional Visual Skills Screening and interventions to help others improve visual skills deficits in a targeted way. She is the founder of Brain Fitness Art and Anti-Aging Art. BA/Edu + BA/Art Stony Brook University, MS/Abt Pratt Institute, MA Transpersonal Education with a neuroscience base and Doctoral Program Gateway University.

Alli Berman receives a speaking fee for her presentation. Alli is the president of PuzzlArt International, Inc.

Susan Fisher, OD a developmental optometrist in private practice for 30 years in Westbury, NY. She has been providing vision care at the Cerebral Palsy Association for Nassau County for 20 years and is the Past-President of the New York State Optometric Association. Collaboration on PuzzleArt Therapy since 2010.

Susan Fisher receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no nonrelevant-financial relationships to disclose.

Melissa Gerber, OTD, OTR/L is a seasoned and respected clinician with extensive experience in pediatrics. Began her career in Adult/Pediatric inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation and acute care. Currently works for Great Neck Public Schools, 21 years. President of 4MYKIDSOT, a private practice providing therapy and evaluations. Presented at Education Resources and Therapies in the Schools on Visual Processing: Treat, Remediate, Refer and keynote speaker 2016, presenting on Aligning Motor needs with Educational Goals. Dr. Gerber is also affiliated with PuzzleArt Therapy, and enjoys sharing this program.

Dr. Gerber receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no nonrelevant-financial relationships to disclose.

Venue

April 26, 2022
Brooklyn, NY

AIBB
2913 Avenue L
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Venue is accessible via mass transit using the 2 and 5 trains, as well as the B44 and B9 buses.  Street parking is also available.

CEU'S

Educational Credits

Recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education.  Approved for 6 contact hours.

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

AOTA-Approved Provider ProgramTSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development. PD activity approval ID# Pending. This Live PD is offered at 6 contact hours or .6 CEUs, Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

 

DISCOUNTS

Group Discounts

Early $470.00* | Regular $495.00 

*Early registration VALID UNTIL Apr. 5, 2022

You Will Receive A PuzzleArt Kit – A $425.00 VALUE!!!! Use the very next day in your daily practice!

3 or more registrants – Early –  $444.81 | Regular – $468.47  (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rate, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (of the first registrations) 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 “other notes” section at checkout.