Vision Rehab for Pediatrics

Faculty: Robert Constantine of VisionRehabOT.com

April 30, 2020 @ Sidney City Schools (Ohio)

The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center (MRESC) is partnering with Vision Rehab OT founder Robert Constantine, OTR\L, to bring the following professional development seminar to west central, Ohio on April 30th in Sidney, Ohio.


AUDIENCE: School-based and outpatient therapists working with pediatric populations.

Workshop Description & Overview

In this course, Robert Constantine presents the evidence for undiagnosed vision problems and explains what eye care professional is best to assess your children.


  • After a discussion of anatomy and physiology as well as common congenital diagnoses, Robert explains the clinical techniques for assessing eye movement problems with videos to help recognize appropriate and pathological movements and lab time to practice.


  • A discussion of common eye pathologies leads to statistics on prevalence of vision problems in specific special needs populations. The treatment section shares common optometric techniques along with simple (and cheap) activities that any therapist can start using the next day in the clinic.

  • Robert shares videos and case studies from his clinic to make the experienced therapist and new graduate comfortable assessing and treating eye movement problems.

In this course you will:

  • Recognize the signs of a student having difficulty with vision even when the screening says they are 20/20

  • Optometrists and Ophthalmologists and Vision Therapy…learn the difference and learn who is the right one to help your student.

  • Explore the evidence linking common eye movement problems and academic performance

  • Practice assessment techniques to find the eye movement problems that are affecting your student’s performance.


  • Learn the unique visual characteristics of the most common pediatric diagnoses like ADHD, Autism and Down Syndrome and how to best help our special needs children

EVENT DETAILS

Date: April 30th

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

When should I arrive? Please Arrive 15 Minutes Early to Sign-In & Find Your Seat

Location: Sidney Board of Education, 750 South Fourth Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365

Room: Basement Community Room


Contact Hours: 6 Hours


**Lunch: Participants will be on their own for lunch.

Registration Fees (Tiered Pricing System Applies)

$125 for school district and/or ESC personnel from Hardin, Shelby, Logan, Madison, or Champaign counties, Boards of DD, and Career Centers.


$175 for school districts outside of the above counties or other agencies/hospital systems/non-profits.


If you have questions about fees or the registration process, please contact Kim Leach at kleach@mresc.org

Meet our Presenter

Speaker: Robert Constantine, OTR/L


Background: Robert Constantine, OTR\L 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 The Visual Performance Center at Sight and Sun Eyeworks, 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. Ha 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 collaborate local eye care professionals as he provides vision rehabilitation services to pediatric and adult patients at the Pearl Nelson Child Development Center and Kindred at Home in Pensacola, Florida.


Robert has been a presenter for PESI for since Fall 2016 presenting his pediatric course. The adult and neuro courses were added in fall 2019. His courses are full of personal clinical experiences and the latest evidence-based research presented in a lively fashion keeping audiences engaged and entertained. Robert has presented for the North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Bay County School System therapists, Buffalo New York School Therapist’s and many other groups.


To learn more about Robert check out his blog at VisionRehabOT.com, a Facebook Page at Vision Rehab OT and a YouTube channel at Vision Rehab OT .

ATTENTION TO DETAILS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Thursday, April 30th, 8:30am-3:30pm

750 South 4th Avenue

Sidney, OH

What time should I arrive at the training site? Please arrive 15 minutes early to each day to complete the check-in process.


Food & Beverage: Lunch will be ON YOUR OWN. Bottled water and assorted breakfast bars will also be available throughout the seminar. Coffee will not be available onsite during the training....please plan accordingly…..


What You Should Bring? Participants should bring a laptop, note taking materials, and writing utensils with them to the session.


Our Cancellation Policy - Cancellations must be received by April 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm


  • Cancellations received outside of this policy will not be accepted.
  • Attendees and/or employing districts /organizations will be billed for their registrations no later than June 1, 2020.

Will the ESC accept substitutions for previously registered staff? YES.The ESC will accept substitutions for previously paid seats up to four (4) days prior to the training (Deadline for Substitutions is April 27th at 3:00 pm).

Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

Our Vision/Mission: The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center serves and supports students, families, and districts as an innovative educational partner.