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Vision Rehabilitation Intervention Activities for Pediatric OTs

Webinar Length (Hours):



Emily Bourque, MS, OTR/L


Vision Rehabilitation Intervention Activities for Pediatric OTs

New Series: Treatment Interventions for Pediatric OTs

This 3-hour intervention-based course shares treatment ideas for visual efficiency skill development for areas such as fixation, pursuits, saccades, convergence, accommodation, hand-eye coordination, and depth perception. You receive hundreds of treatment ideas that can be easily adapted to fit your clients’ specific needs and goals. The presenter includes a general overview of each vision area, brief explanation of functional impact, examples of how each vision skill is used in day-to-day life, and most importantly a variety of treatment ideas to help you build vision skills with your clients.

Other courses in this series include OT Treatment Interventions for Self-Care Skills, Fine Motor and UE Gross Motor Treatment Interventionsand Functional Treatment Strategies to Support Self-Regulation and Executive Functioning Skills in Children.

Learning Outcomes

  1. State how each ocular motor movement is used during functional, occupational activities.
  2. Identify normal vision development for each ocular motor area addressed.
  3. List one treatment activity that addresses each ocular motor skill.
  4. State the benefit of monocular and binocular engagement with functional vision activities.
  5. Identify the importance of collaboration with other professions to improve visual skills across a variety of environments.

Course Information

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 09600. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.3 CEUs, Introductory Level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Emily Bourque, MS, OTR/L, graduated from the University of New Hampshire with her master’s degree in 2016. She grew up with a younger sister who has Down syndrome. Attending IEP meetings and advocating for her sister molded her occupational therapist’s mindset long before graduation.

Emily participated in the Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program in her final year of college, where she worked on projects with the Parent Information Center of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Family Voices, and the Institute of Disability at the University of New Hampshire. She has volunteered for many special needs organizations including Special Olympics, the local recreation department, and various therapeutic riding centers.

Emily has worked in a variety of settings including skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation, schools, early intervention, and outpatient pediatrics. She has created resources and interactive activities for her clients and collaborated with local optometrists to implement a pediatric vision program. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Hampshire OT department, teaching for three years nonconsecutively. She coordinates a life skills group for young adults with disabilities.

Emily enjoys laughing with her patients and most of all seeing their continued progress. She strongly believes that parent education and collaboration are paramount to successful OT services. She believes in inclusion for individuals with disabilities.


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