Impact of Vision and Motor Skills on Child Development and Learning

This course is discounted for NOTA members.

Impact of Vision and Motor Skills on Child Development and Learning

Self-paced Course
$60 | 2 Contact Hours

This course is created by the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association.

If you need assistance, accommodations, or feedback, please contact us at Info@AspireOT.us
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Overview of development of vision and motor skills. Learn about the role of these skills on classroom performance, and the impact of deficits in these areas and practical ways to remediate.
Presented by:

M. Kristen Pfeil, OTD, OTR/L
Rachel Smith, OD


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Benefits of this course
After this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss an overview of normal development of early motor skills, visual skills and their integration. Distinguish indicators and improve recognition of underlying delays in motor and vision skills.
  • Compare the link between visual motor skills and the often-hidden underlying deficits and how this affects learning. Learn strategies to implement in practice to assist in remediation of delays 

  • Examine how partnership between occupational therapist and optometrists are ideal match in promoting ideal learning

Instructor bio
M. Kristen Pfeil, OTD, OTR/L
Dr. Kristen Pfeil graduated from Creighton University in 2002 with a clinical doctorate in occupational thearpy. Over the last 18 year she has practiced as a pediatric occupational therapist in outpatient, inpatient and school baed settings. She owns a pediatric therapy practice Connect Pediatric Therapy in Lincoln, NE.   
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Rachel Smith, OD
Dr. Rachel Smith graduated from Indiana College of Optometry in 2013. She is currently an optometrist at Children's Hospital in Omaha, NE. Over the last 7 years she has also worked in private practice doing primary care and vision therapy. Both Kristen and Rachel have spent their professional careers in pediatrics and are passionate about the coordination of care in order to meet the best needs of the child. 
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Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Full payment to enroll in course
  • View course videos in entirety
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Course Author

This course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program. This course is discounted for NOTA members.