240404 Communicating the Link between Vision and social and Emotional Milestones

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 11:30 AM

Glen Steele, OD FCOVD , Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN
Many organizations offer social, emotional, and cognitive milestones without actually looking at the complete make-up of the milestones. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have listed similar milestones for 1) Social and Emotional Development and; 2) Cognitive Development for various ages during early child development. These milestones are heavily weighted in visual development. It is important that all involved with parental education become aware of the links to vision and ways to effectively communicate these links to the parents

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
• Describe the recognized social and emotional milestones at 12 months of age •Identify the milestones that require appropriate vision development • Design a plan for informing parents of the need to engage in activities that foster vision development.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served on the pediatric faculty for 41 years and served as chief for 25. I am also chair of the AOA InfantSEE program
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Optometry Cares - the AOA Foundation InfantSEE Program Committee Chair

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.