Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North 
225 Shorecrest Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

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TVI Contact

Kay Ratzlaff
Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired

OT Contact

Mary Walsh
Florida Department of Education Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

850-245-0475                                                                  Mary.Walsh@fldoe.org 


Joint Working with the Experts (TVIs and OTs)

Collaborative Strategies for Serving Students with Ocular Motor Difficulties

This state-wide Working with the Experts is specifically designed for district teams of Occupational Therapist(s) and Teacher(s) of the Visually Impaired to provide training and support in the evaluation of and intervention with students who have ocular motor causes of visual impairment. Day one will discuss the medical aspects of ocular motor difficulties and day two will focus on integrating the medical information into interventions in your schools.  

The two-day workshop will feature guest speaker Dr. Mitchell Scheiman, professor with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  Other guest speakers will discuss strategies and suggestions for serving students with ocular motor causes of visual impairment, and there will be opportunities to review and discuss case studies.

Click here for the draft agenda.

Please note: Qualifying teams of OTs and TVIs will be able to receive a $100 travel stipend ($50 per attendee) after the training (reimbursement may be provided to attendee OR district), and there is no cost for registration.  

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If you have difficulties with the Registration for TVIs link, please try using the link in Google Chrome.


OT Landing Page: http://www.flwwe.net/

Sleeping rooms are blocked at the Embassy Suites for $134/night.

 If you are also attending the Florida Vision Contacts meeting on October 26 (registration will be sent separately), this workshop is taking place at the same hotel.  

This hotel includes free self-parking, free breakfast, and complimentary evening reception.  Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations!  Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival. To ensure you receive this room rate, online reservations can only be made until October 2, 2018 at the following link: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/M/MCOSPES-FIM-20181023/index.jhtml

After October 2, the group room rate will be available until October 9 by calling Hilton Central Reservations at 1-800-445-8667 (use code FIM)