Professional Career

                                                                    Barbara Kotsamanidis-Burg is the Executive Director for The Center for V                                                                                   Visual Management and as such oversees the daily implementation of services                                                                         for our patients.  She graduated from Pace University with a Bachelors Degree in                                                                     Psychology, Fordham University with a Masters Degree in Educational                                                                                         Psychology and is completing a second Masters in Clinical Vision Sciences from                                                                       Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry.

Her specialty as a vision therapist over the last 20 years includes the rehabilitation of patients with various neurodevelopmental and learning disabilities, autism, social and emotional disorders, as well as children and adults affected by strokes, tumors and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI).  She additionally provides private educational and psychological testing and consultations with parents and educators, making sure her patients total needs are met in an efficient and timely manner.

In addition to her devotion to the center and patients, Mrs Kotsamanidis-Burg assisted The Center for Visual Management in becoming the first vision therapy office in New York to introduce its services into dozens of school districts. She also travels and consults with professionals internationally, mentoring numerous professionals in the fields of optometry, school psychology and mental health counseling. She has published literature on the efficacy of visual management and its effects on the autonomic nervous system, in conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at The University of Louisville. She looks forward to expanding her publications on processing disorders in additional scientific peer reviewed journals in the near future.

Specialty
            Visual Management of Learning, Spectrum, TBI and Psychiatric Disorders
            Developmental, Educational and Psychological Assessments

            Vision Science Research

Education
          Undergraduate
                        Pace University, Psychology (2004)

          Graduate
                        Fordham University, Educational Psychology (2006)
                        Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Vision Sciences (2019)


Publications

          Dombroski B, Kaplan M, Kotsamanidis B, Edelson S, et al. (2014). ​Effects of Ambient Prism Lenses and Visual-

          Motor Training on Heart Rate Variability. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 39(3-4):306-306.                               November 2014.


         Kotsamanidis-Burg, B., Alami L. (2016). Beyond 20/20: Does Your Child Have a Visual Processing Problem?                               Westchester Family. October 2016.

Memberships & Affiliations
          American Educational Research Association
          American Psychological Association
          Autism Research Institute

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