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  • 12 Jun 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Zoom


School, Pediatric, and Transition Planning Special Interest Group Virtual Meeting 

Date & Time: June 12, 2023 7:00PM-8:15PM

Location: Zoom Link: Will be sent out via email day of event.

Chairpersons: Dr. Tee Stock, OT, OTD, MSOT, MBA, OTR

  Dr. Susan Krikorian, OT, OTD, OTR 

Topic:  Visual Screenings for Pediatric School Aged Clients 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understanding how vision impacts learning in school

  2. Identify when it's appropriate to treat, remediate or refer

  3. Provide participants with a screening tool and treatment ideas (free takeaways)


Don't miss this event!!! In one hour you will receive tools to screen students with visual issues in order to support them functionally and academically.  Understand what falls under the occupational therapy scope of practice or how we can refer our parents for further evaluation. In addition, you will receive a screen as well as treatment ideas to use the very next day! 

Cost: Free for MAOT members. Non-members $10.00. $5.00 for students and practitioners from other state associations.  

Bio for presenter: Dr. Melissa K. Gerber, OTD, OTR/L is a seasoned and respected clinician with extensive experience in pediatrics. She began her career in Adult/Pediatric inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation and acute care at NYU Rusk Institute. Currently, she has been working for the Great Neck Public Schools for the past 23 years. She is president of 4MYKIDSOT, a private practice where she provides therapy and evaluations. Dr. Gerber has presented at Education Resources, Therapies in the Schools on Visual Processing: Treat, Remediate, Refer. She has presented at Therapies in the schools in 2016 as the keynote speaker and presented on Aligning Motor needs with Educational Goals. She is enthusiastic to share her experiences and provide strategies that can be incorporated immediately. She is also affiliated with Puzzle Art Therapy, and enjoys sharing this program.


Fortuna, Jennifer MS, OTR/L (2016) "PuzzleArt Therapy: Connecting the Pieces in Search of Answers," The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Vol. 4: Iss. 4, Article 14. Available at:

Midling AS. Norwegian SciTech News.Why writing by hand makes kids smarter. October 1, 2020

Scheiman, Mitchell  Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits : A Guide for Occupational Therapists. (2002)  SLACK Incorporate, Thorofare, United States.

Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc. (MAOT)
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