Workshops and News

Vision and Autism Workshop
This workshop is now FULL!!  Thank you to everyone that has RSVP’d. We look forward to seeing you!
Please join us for a very informative workshop regarding vision and autism. Dr. Robert Fox and Lisa Frankel, M.S. Special Ed will present a very informative workshop on May 22, 2019 at 6:30PM. If you are interested in attending, please email jekoutelis@gmail.com or sign up via our SignUpGenius link
 
Autistic individuals have difficulty processing and responding to information from their senses, as well as difficulties with communication and social interaction. Visual problems are also very common.
 
Often, the signs of these vision problems can be masked by the behaviors that autistic individuals use to cope with the sensory overload of the world around them. The behaviors that are attributable to both autism and vision problems can include lack of eye contact, staring at spinning objects or light, fleeting peripheral glances, side viewing, and difficulty attending visually.
 
Autistic people may also have problems coordinating their central and peripheral vision . For example, when asked to follow an object with their eyes, they usually do not look directly at the object. Instead, they will scan or look off to the side of the object. Eye movement disorders and crossed eyes are common.
 
Many autistic people are visually defensive. Visually defensive persons avoid contact with specific visual input and might have hypersensitive vision. They have difficulty with visually holding still and frequently rely on a constant scanning of visual information in an attempt to gain meaning.
 
This information was taken directly from the COVD website. For more info regarding vision and autism, please visit COVD.org
 
 
Workshop Speaker:
Lisa Frankel , M.S. Spec. Ed.
 
My name is Lisa Frankel and I am a Special Educator, Behavior Consultant and Autism Specialist, and an RDI® trained Family Consultant. For the last 12 years I have worked privately with families, helping to educate them to become the experts of their child and guiding remediation. My experiences with working with children with alternative learning styles began early on when I was a camp counselor in my teens. I found myself drawn to children with unique personalities and different perspectives. I have over 15 years of teaching in classrooms. I have served students with autism, developmental delay, complex medical challenge, neurological vulnerability, ADHD, social- emotional deficit, and overall developmentally unique profiles. I have spent over 25 years in my profession so far, teaching in public and private schools with all age groups and range of challenge, serving as an early intervention specialist and in-home itinerant teacher, and staying home and raising my 3 boys. In 2007, I successfully completed RDI(TM) Program certification and opened Dynamic Minds, serving children and families as a private consultant.

Keep your eye out for Dr. Robert Fox on PBS.  He will be on at 9:30AM before Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and at 4PM before Wild Kratt’s!!

 

 


 

Dr. Robert Fox’s Professional Development Workshops

Teacher and Professional Development Workshops

Dr. Fox is available for Professional Development Trainings. If your school or organization is interested in scheduling this type of training, please provide us with advanced notice for scheduling purposes. For all day workshops, we do charge a fee. Below are additional workshops that Dr. Fox provides:

❖ Vision and Misbehavior
❖ Homework Wars Workshop
❖ Vision and Lyme Disease
❖ Vision and School Success

To schedule a free workshop or training, please contact Jewelie Koutelis, Marketing Coordinator, at jekoutelis@gmail.com or Stephanie Grimason, Vision Therapy Administrator, at sgrimasonvta@gmail.com

Download our vision workshops brochure (PDF)

We look forward to hearing from you!