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The British Association of Behavioural Optometrists, founded in 1991, is a United Kingdom based organisation representing Behavioural Optometry. Its aims are to develop, disseminate,  and promote training and awareness of the Behavioural approach to vision care, both to the profession of optometry and to the public and other professions at large.


BABO offers many continuing education opportunities throughout the year including their Optometric Vision Therapy course series made up of five separate courses from beginner level to advanced techniques. For more information about BABO and their educational opportunities, visit their website and watch this space as they begin to offer more through the I HEART VT platform.

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Upcoming Seminars:
Tuning Binocularity:
The Art of Facilitating Visual Biofeedback

Presented by Samantha Slotnick

Seminar registration is now open!

Recordings of the sessions will be available for anyone who has registered.

Open to BABO members only until August 22nd for discounted rate of £115

The British Association of Behavioural Optometrists presents: 

Tuning Binocularity:
The Art of Facilitating Visual Biofeedback
Presented by Samantha Slotnick

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17 Sep 2022

17 Sep 2022

18 Sep 2022

18 Sep 2022

10:00 am US ET / 3:00 pm BST
2:00 pm US ET / 7:00 pm BST
10:00 pm US ET / 3:00 pm BST
2:00 pm US ET / 7:00 pm BST

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Course goals:

  • The purpose of this course is to present binocular visual performance as an organized pyramid, in which refined function is built upon foundational Processes.
     

  • The viewer is free to engage with the visual world with a wide degree of options for the use of his/her binocular apparatus.
     

  • This course will provide a perspective on how to help your patients come to hone their own visual skills, employing techniques as if they are visual experiments.
     

  • This course invites each participant to explore their own visual process as a scientist and to learn how they themselves can modify the quality of their visual experience.
     

  • Among these visual experiments, attendees will be trained on a variety of ways to use the Slotnick Swirl® for visual biofeedback, and as a tool to develop responsibility and control over one’s own visual information processing skills.
     

  • This course provides the opportunity for each participant to practice the art of facilitating neuroplasticity, honing observers’ skills in visual processing and visual direction over many environments, both real and virtual.
     

  • Indeed, the “Virtual Reality” of binocular exploration is completely available in the space-time of our “human simulation.”

     

Course Outline:

  • Intro

  • Organizing Principles

  • Managing the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS): Availability to learn

  • Enhancing the use of one’s Visual Field

  • Gathering & Interpreting Visual Data: Inferring Visual Perceptual tendencies

  • Assessing Localization Skills: Where before What

  • Tuning Binocular Visual Biofeedback: Consciousness, Responsibility & Control

  • Guidelines for Multi-sensory Integration in the Visual Process

Details:

  • Cost: £135    £115 for BABO members until August 22nd! 

  • Payment can be made by Credit Card, Debit Card, or PayPal Account

  • Refunds will not be available once the seminar begins. 

  • Registration includes access to the live seminar sessions, certificate of attendance, and access to the session recordings for 30 days following the final session.

8 BABO Gold points available for BABO members.


GOC CET points will not be provided.

  • This seminar is appropriate for Optometrists and Vision Therapists.

  • This seminar is presented in English.

  • Open to participants around the world.

Technical requirements for attending:

  • Stable internet connection

  • Zoom account

Speaker Bio: Samantha Slotnick, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick has a distinctive background, with undergraduate roots in behavioral psychology as well as physical chemistry and post-graduate training in behavioral optometry and vision science. She has conducted both functional and anatomical vision research. Her current primary focus is her private behavioral optometry practice in Scarsdale, NY from which she also provides educational consulting for patients and professionals through video interface, as well as on-site.

Dr. Slotnick is a graduate of SUNY College of Optometry where she also completed her Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation, along with advanced studies in Vision Science. She has attained Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She leads seminars and workshops on vision training, with particular expertise in treating patients with Strabismus. She has contributed numerous chapters on this topic; recent authorships include: “Strabismus: Development, Diagnostics and Rehabilitation” in the book, Visual Development, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Pediatric Patient, 2 nd Ed., and “Strabismus: Challenging the Adaptation” as well as contributions to “Strabismus Therapy” in Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy, 2 nd Ed.

Dr. Slotnick sits on the Peer Review Board of Vision Development and Rehabilitation, the quarterly publication of COVD. She also serves on the organizational board of the Eastern States Optometric Congress, providing an annual educational program dedicated to vision therapy and vision development. 

Seminar registration is now open!

Recordings of the sessions will be available for anyone who has registered.

Open to BABO members only until August 22nd for discounted rate of £115

The British Association of Behavioural Optometrists presents: 

Vision Impossible
Presented by Meredith Graham

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Session 4: 

28 April 2022
5 May 2022
12 May 2022
16 June 2022

3:00 pm US ET / 8:00 pm BST
3:00 pm US ET / 8:00 pm BST
3:00 pm US ET / 8:00 pm BST
3:00 pm US ET / 8:00 pm BST

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Many optometrists and vision therapists feel like they need an extensive library of VT techniques that they can draw on to help a patient. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and under-prepared to deal with the different challenges our patients provide us. Yet, what drives most who offer this specialist vision care is a desire to help our patients get better – if only we can master our role, without feeling like we need to constantly find better activities or learn a new procedure!


Your mission – should you choose to accept it, is to accompany Meredith through her latest program “Vision: Impossible”. This has been designed to help you understand vision problems in a new light. The program will require attendance over a 4 part series, which is designed to be interactive and include active participation:

 

Session 1 – Theory and Background concepts for working with a variety of vision problems


Session 2 – practical demonstrations and online workshops exploring concepts covered in earlier sessions


Session 3 – practical demonstrations and online workshops exploring concepts covered in earlier sessions


Session 4 – trouble shooting and real case consultations/discussions

Sometimes, it’s not new solutions we need, but rather a new view of the problem! Seeing vision problems in a new light means that you can stop seeing as many roadblocks for patients, understand why they give some of those “weird answers” and see their current performance as the answer to helping you solve their problem!


The practicalities of learning vision therapy theory and techniques can seem, well, impossible! It’s time consuming and when we misunderstand a patient’s problems or their presentation this can lead to more misunderstandings resulting in poorer compliance and drop-outs.  This course grew from the questions Meredith has fielded from her peers and became the solution to their problems. This is about making Vision: Possible.
 

Details:

  • Cost: £95   

  • Payment can be made by Credit Card, Debit Card, or PayPal Account

  • Refunds will not be available once the seminar begins. 

  • Registration includes access to the live seminar sessions, certificate of attendance, and access to the session recordings for 30 days following the final session.

6 BABO Gold points available for BABO members.


GOC CET points will not be provided.

  • This seminar is appropriate for Optometrists and Vision Therapists.

  • This seminar is presented in English.

  • Open to participants around the world.

Technical requirements for attending:

  • Stable internet connection

  • Zoom account

Speaker Bio:

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Meredith Graham is an optometrist and experienced vision therapy provider. She regularly lectures on how to successfully implement vision therapy in practice. At times in her career, she has worked exclusively in the vision therapy room, giving her unique insight into the differences and interplay in how patients behave in both the therapy and consulting room.


Meredith is in private practice on the Gold Coast, Australia. She is a clinical curriculum faculty member with OEPF and a Fellow of ACBO.

Seminar registration is now open!

Recordings of the sessions will be available for anyone who has registered.

Open to BABO members only until April 10th for discounted rate of £80

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In June we have an exclusive interview with Dr. “Stereo Sue” Barry hosted by Dr. Paul Harris as well as content from speakers David Cook, Richard Bruenech, Curt Baxstrom, Rob Lewis and more!  

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