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Visual Perception and Childhood Occupations

presented by Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L

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This course, with Jennifer Fortuna, addresses an important aspect of daily living, learning, and play for children: visual perception. The course begins by defining visual perception and explaining it's functional implications. Jennifer Fortuna then identifies and demonstrates key treatment strategies for children with visual perception problems.

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Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Therapy at Grand Valley State University where she teaches courses in pediatrics and adult practice, theory, and research. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Early Childhood Development, and a Master of Science degree…

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1. Visual Perception

In the first chapter of this course Jennifer Fortuna describes the concept of visual perception, including the involved anatomy, and the role of visual perception in childhood development.

2. Functional Implications

This chapter takes a closer look at the implications of deficits in visual perception for childhood development, and participation in key childhood occupations and activities.

3. Treatment Strategies

The final chapter of this course identifies fun and effective treatment strategies that are effective in addressing visual-perceptual deficits, and encourage participation in childhood occupations.

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