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Pediatric Motor Problems & Visual Impairment: Impact & Interventions

presented by Cynthia N. Potter, PT, MS, DPT

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Financial: Cynthia N. Potter receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Cynthia N. Potter has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Visual impairments have the potential to dramatically affect how children develop and are able to learn. The course focuses on differences in postural control, gait, and functional skills that can be anticipated as a result of visual impairments. A case study of twins with different types of visual impairments is presented.

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Cynthia N. Potter, PT, MS, DPT

Cindy Potter, PT, MS, DPT, has worked with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in many different practice settings, including early intervention, outpatient, preschool, school, community-based settings, and ICF/IDD facilities for 39 years. She earned a BS in biology and English writing from Allegheny College, an MS in health-related professions (developmental disabilities track)…

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1. Impact of Vision Impairment on Postural Control and Motor Skills

This chapter describes the impact that visual impairments can have on postural control, posture, and gait. The impact on use of the upper extremities is discussed.

2. Designing Interventions for Children With Visual Impairments

This chapter discusses the holistic design of interventions incorporating the ICF model and factors important for motor learning. It describes strategies for structuring the environment and sensory input for learning.

3. Examples and Case Studies

The examples and case studies in this chapter demonstrate the incorporation of intervention strategies based on the specific visual problems and characteristics of the child. The use of the case study as evidence is described based on Sackett’s hierarchy.

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