Visual Skills and Impact on Learning


Kim Wiggins, OTR/L

Registration is limited to 50 participants

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Live Webinar

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Target Audience

Parents, OTs, PTs, Educator, Psychologists, Guidance counselors, Mental health professionals

Course Level

Introductory to Intermediate

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. 


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.

Educational Credits

2 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

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.

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 - Introduction/Objectives
5 minutes -  Explanation of vision and vision therapy
15 minutes -  Assessments
5 minutes - Explanation of vision components
25 minutes - Acuity and efficiency skills explained
35 minutes -  Visual processing skills explained
10 minutes -  Visual motor integration skills explained
10 minutes -  Compensation techniques
5 minutes - Sample goals and resources
5 minutes - Summary and Q & A

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • 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.

Pricing Information

Standard registration: $79.00

Parents and those who don't require a certificate of completion: $65.00

"On Demand" recording available untill 8/1/20: additional $15

Contact Information

Hands on Approaches, Inc.

(212) 884-9101

Refund and Cancellation Policy


All cancellations must be received in writing via fax, email, or mail. A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be provided if cancellation is received up to four weeks prior to the date of the course. Half tuition, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be refunded if cancellation is received up to two weeks prior to the date of the course. No refunds will be made after the two week deadline. Refunds where a coupon was redeemed will result in an adjusted refund amount. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions. Hands On Approaches, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the course for extenuating circumstances. A full refund for the course fee will be provided,less credit card processing fees, where applicable. Hands On Approaches, Inc. is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the participants (ie: non-refundable travel arrangements) if the course is cancelled.

Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability, participant demand or unforeseen circumstances. Courses may occasionally be cancelled. You will be notified by email and/or phone at least 24 hours in advance of the class start date. A full refund will be granted,less credit card processing fees, where applicable. While Hands On Approaches, Inc. will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Hands On Approaches, Inc.'s liability is limited to the tuition fee only.


Full day webinar - a full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable) will be granted up to one week before the training date. No refunds will be issued after that time. 

Mini Webinar (less than 4 hours) -  a full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable) will be granted up to 72 hours before the training date. No refunds will be issued after that time. 

No refunds for recordings or “on demand” webinars.