Visual Skills and Impact on Learning

On Demand

Visual Skills and Impact on Learning

Assess and treat the visual issues that interfere with children's classroom focus and performance. (Includes strategies for telehealth!)

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About this Course

Course Description

Did you know that 80% of all learning in a school setting is acquired through vision?

There is a rise of focus and attention issues in the classroom that can be related to visual issues. Unfortunately if children are having difficulty using their eyes, they will often give up or work twice as hard as other children causing increased frustration and a lack of motivation. Children are often misdiagnosed with attention deficits without taking a good look at possible visual insufficiencies.

This 2-hour webinar includes easy-to-understand explanations of the visual system, lots of FREE resources, and strategies for telehealth. 


  • When: On Demand
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Where: On Demand
  • Speaker: Kim Wiggins, OTR/L
  • Course Level: Introductory to Intermediate
  • Target Audience: Parents, OTs, PTs, Educator, Psychologists, Guidance counselors, Mental health professionals

Meet the Presenter

Kim Wiggins

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics who has worked extensively in public school settings, outpatient, and home-based services to children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses and special needs.

Kim is currently a full time therapist at the Binghamton City School District in upstate NY and the owner of OTKimWiggins, which primarily focuses on increasing the attention level and motor skills of children and providing educational opportunities for parents and professionals. She is an experienced National program developer who has produced and presented training workshops and seminars on a variety of topics related to handwriting, vision, primitive reflexes, sensory techniques, and technology to therapists, teachers, administrators, and parents, She has presented to audiences nationwide since 2010.

Disclosure: Kim Wiggins receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Learning Objectives

Recognize the impact of vision on reading and writing.

Differentiate Vision Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy.

List options for visual screenings.

Identify the primary components of the visual system.

List strategies and exercises that can be done at home, therapy, or classroom.

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Educational Credits

Hands on Approaches, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Approved by AOTA for 0.2 CEUs.

Learning Objectives will be assessed via a post-test given at the end of the webinar. A passing grade of 70% is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education. Approved for 2 contact hours.

Learning Objectives will be assessed via a post-test given at the end of the webinar. A passing grade of 70% is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Time-Ordered Agenda


5 Minutes

Explanation of vision and vision therapy

5 Minutes


15 Minutes

Explanation of vision components

5 Minutes

Acuity and efficiency skills explained

25 Minutes

Visual processing skills explained

35 Minutes

Visual motor integration skills explained

10 Minutes

Compensation techniques

10 Minutes

Sample goals and resources

5 Minutes

Summary and Q & A

5 Minutes

Frequently Asked Questions


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