Conference Schedule 2015

Program schedule is subject to change
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Public Session

8:00 – 8:45 Registration/visit exhibits
8:45 – 8:50 Welcome: Kristin Daus, M.S., CCC-SLP

8:50 – 8:55 Tribute to Dr. Berard: Sally Brockett, MS

8:55 – 9:20 Berard AIT Overview: development of the method, types of auditory problems, how the training is provided, who is a candidate. Presenter: Kristin Daus, M.S., CCC-SLP

9:20 – 9:45 Developmental Optometry Overview: Functional visual skills and why they are important, types of visual problems, how the training is provided, who is a candidate. Presenter: Wendy C. Garson, OD

9:45 -10:45 Integration of Auditory/Visual System Results: Presentation of research, study results, and other documentation of improvement in visual skills, including improvements in auditory/visual sensitivity, Visagraph analysis of eye movements during reading before and after Berard AIT, Cheiroscopic tracings, samples of coloring, drawing, and writing, etc. Explanation of the auditory/visual system and how they impact on each other. Presenters:  Sally Brockett, MS, Wendy Garson, OD

10:45 – 11:15 Break, visit exhibits

11:15 – 12:15 Panel Discussion: Parents will share experiences about their children’s results after participation in Berard AIT and vision training. Moderator: Kristin Daus, M.S., CCC-SLP

12:15 – 12:30 Q & A Panel – Opportunity to ask your questions about Berard AIT and vision therapy. Panel includes: Guest Parents, Kristin Daus, Wendy Garson, Sally Brockett

End of Public Session

12:30 Professional Session Begins with Networking Lunch served at the Westin Tysons Corner
Visit Exhibits

2:00 – 4:30 Professional Workshop with Sally Brockett, Kristin Daus, Wendy Garson – Open to all professionals in any type of practice.

Tips to identify candidates for Berard AIT, basic screening tools. Learn how to identify those who may benefit from Berard AIT with Kristin Daus, Sally Brockett
Tips and strategies to identify candidates for developmental vision evaluation. Learn specific techniques to use with your clients/students to identify candidates for a developmental vision evaluation. Presented by Wendy Garson
Discussion on retained primitive reflexes and their impact on auditory and visual development. Learn how to recognize the retained reflexes and what to do when they are present. Presented by Wendy Garson, Sally Brockett

5:00 – 7:00 Dinner on your own, or together with Berard AIT practitioners

7:00 – 9:00 Berard AIT Practitioners Professional Development/Networking Session
Join Sally Brockett and Kristin Daus for a discussion on current status of Berard AIT, new developments, public awareness and marketing ideas, challenging cases. Do you have questions about challenging cases, how to reach new clients, how to monitor progress, or other issues? Learn new ideas and share your ideas with your colleagues.