Symptoms of Undiagnosed Vision Issues

THERE’S MORE TO VISION THAN JUST NEEDING GLASSES “But he already has glasses!”  Even though we were separated by the phone, I could tell the mom thought I was crazy.  Her son wears glasses every day, and here I just recommended that she take him for a vision exam....

The Eye Exam Kids REALLY Need

Did you know that the eye exam that the school gives just looks to see if the child may need glasses?  There are actually WAY more problems that a child can have that would interfere with their progress in school. There are different kinds of eye care professionals...

Uncovering Hidden Vision Deficits in the Classroom

There’s more to vision than just needing glasses. “But he already has glasses!”  Even though we were separated by the phone, I could tell the mom thought I was crazy. Her son wears glasses every day, and here I just recommended that she take him for...
School-based Scope of Practice includes Vision

School-based Scope of Practice includes Vision

Is Vision within the Scope of Practice for School Occupational Therapists? Simply put—YES.  Occupational therapists are not vision therapists or eye doctors, but we routinely address physical development, range of motion, reflexes, and many other weaknesses that...

OT and Vision–What can we do?

It’s not always easy to pinpoint exactly what OTs (and OTAs under OT supervision) can do in a school-based setting when it comes to vision. What vision deficits can we treat? OTs routinely assess for visual perceptual deficits, but there’s a catch.  Are...

OTs Treat the Whole Child!

Is Vision within the Scope of practice for School Occupational Therapists? Simply put—YES.  Occupational therapists are not vision therapists or eye doctors, but we routinely address physical development, range of motion, reflexes, and many other weaknesses that...