This workshop is designed to enhance your knowledge of the anatomy of the vision pathways and neuro-optometric theories. In particular, the enriched strategies, practices and hands-on approach gained from this workshop will expand your understanding of development, behaviour, motion and, most of all, what your patient actually sees and recognizes from the world around them. Participants will review various cases, assessments and treatments. Whether you work in orthopedics, mental health, oncology or geriatrics, this vision workshop will help you develop new and impactful skills needed to improve the occupational performance of your clients.
Break refreshments included. Lunch is on your own. Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants.
About the Presenter
Dr Cheryl Letheren has had more than 14 years of experience with vision rehabilitation. She has been on staff at Parkwood Hospital, a rehabilitation facility, for the last seven years, seeing acute in-patient and out-patient brain injury, complex care and stroke patients; she also acts as a consultant for adult concussion patients. Recently, Dr. Letheren has been trained in ImPact, a concussion assessment tool. She helped to form the first multidisciplinary team to assess and treat brain injury patients in a hospital setting in Canada. Most recently, Cheryl has been completing the three part program, Neuro-Visual-Postural Therapy by Dr. W. Padula, a world expert in brain injury.
In her private office, Dr Letheren does consults for patients with chronic conditions, motor vehicle injuries, head injuries, developmental conditions, learning disabilities and concussions in adults and children. Together with her highly qualified vision therapist, who is an internationally trained Optometrist herself, Dr Letheren provides assessment and treatment for binocular vision problems, strabismus, amblyopia, learning difficulties, autism, and sports vision as well as concussions and head injury.
Dr. Letheren earned her fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry in 1995. She has completed the Optometric Extension Program’s core curriculum courses, the vestibular integration course and primary reflex integration program and is a member of OEPF. She is a member of and fellowship applicant for the College of Vision Development, a behavioural vision association, and has attended numerous courses in brain injury and learning development. She is a member of and fellowship applicant in NORA, the neuro-optometric rehabilitation association, which is a multi-disciplinary association for brain injury rehabilitation, and has completed the clinical skills program.
Dr. Letheren is the former chief of optometry for TLC, the Laser Centre in London, Ontario (1995-2000). She is a graduate of Western University in physiology and has her Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo. She did additional training at the school of Optometry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr Letheren has been in private practice in central London for over 24 years.
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