Visual Impairments in Pediatrics, Part I: Using Evidence to Guide Your Assessment

Description:  This webinar will introduce basic anatomy and development of the visual system to guide an introductory pediatric visual evaluation. Learners will review adaptations and modifications that can be used while administering the visual assessment that accommodate for different ages and communication styles. During the course, learners will review a structure for administering a basic visual assessment with young children.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the basics of pediatric visual development and anatomy
  • Complete a basic pediatric vision screen using handouts and materials introduced within the course.
  • Identify ways to modify vision assessments to a pediatric population and incorporate into play

Instructor: Kelsey Watters, OTR/L, Cognition Lab Therapist, Think and Speak Lab, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

Occupational Therapy
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This introductory level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: OT Process - Evaluation

Physical Therapy
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.5 contact hours. 

Speech-Language Pathology

This course is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).


Kelsey Watters, OTR/L

Financial: Receives an Honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


Online Learning Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists