presented by Jennifer Fortuna
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.
Jennifer Fortuna, MS, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist with over 15 years of experience working with children with learning differences and special needs. Jennifer develops educational materials and individualized protocols to promote health, safety and human performance. She facilitates regional and international trainings and workshops for practitioners working in clinical rehabilitation and high performance sports. Jennifer has a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Grand Valley State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Early Childhood Development. Jennifer is registered with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. She also teaches in the OT Program at Western Michigan University.
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.
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.
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.