Vision & Child Development: Seeing the Link
Presented by Dr. Rick Morris, OD, PA
A Behavioral Optometrist
Two dates for you to select from!
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 or Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
Portland, ME Manchester, NH
(8:30 AM - 4:00 PM) (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
The Clarion Hotel Executive Court Banquet Facility
1230 Congress Street 1199 So. Mammoth Road
Portland, ME Manchester, NH
About the Speaker:
Dr. Rick J. Morris, OD, PA is a Board-Certified Optometric Physician in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation with a Fellowship in the College of Optometrist in Vision Development (COVD). He is a Developmental Neuro-Optometrist that works with children and adults with symptoms and conditions related to ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and post-concussion, developmentally disabled, strabismus, amblyopia (lazy eye), sensory processing disorders, visual processing, and more. He provides testing and training for professional and amateur athletes, including children.
Dr. Morris graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 1986. In 1990, he founded the Center for Better Vision in Florida to further his dedication to the visual system, learning-related visual problems, and approaches to improve functional outcomes.
Dr. Rick Morris is a recognized national speaker, has been an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern College of Optometry, and is an owner of a successful private practice in Lakewood, CO since 2016 and in Boca Raton, FL from 1990-2016.
About the Course:
Vision is more than 20/20 eyesight. It embraces enormous areas of the brain and involves the nervous system, which also impacts functional and learning skills. The behavior of the eyes is integrated with movement skills in areas such as fine motor, gross motor, and even communication. Research shows that poor eye movements relate to difficulties with reading, mathematics, and other learning skills due to ineffective visual tracking, binocularity, visual-motor, and visual perceptual skill development.
This conference will teach the participants about functions, patterns, and behaviors of the eyes as related to visual and motor patterns for functional and learning outcomes. Participants will learn how vision development and child development are tightly linked together. Participants will learn of visual screening techniques and exercises, and experience hands-on demonstrations. They will learn of modifications of visual development for home, school, and office environments as well as approaches to use right away to improve skills of those they work with following the conference.
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