Programs for Occupational Therapists

Low Vision in Older Adults: Foundations for Rehabilitation (second edition)

About This Program

Vision loss can present different challenges in older adults compared with younger clients. The program helps occupational therapists recognize how different types of vision loss in older adults can affect daily activities; learn about treatment strategies for these individuals; and identify approaches and adaptive devices that help clients maximize their remaining vision.

Who May Benefit

  • Occupational therapists

What Is Covered

This course is designed to help occupational therapists incorporate meaningful goals into the overall treatment plan for their clients with low vision. The online program includes four modules, which can be completed as a whole or individually:

  1. Orientation to Vision Loss
  2. Low Vision Devices
  3. Modifying the Environment
  4. Technologies, Devices, and Strategies for ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) and IADLs (Instrumental ADLs)

Continuing Education Credits

The program is offered in partnership with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and is approved for 0.8 AOTA CEU (10 NBCOT PDUs/8 contact hours). Partial CE credits are offered for those who complete individual modules.

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Low Vision Assessment for Occupational Therapy

About This Program

Occupational therapy for low vision is a growing area of practice, and occupational therapists are an integral part of the vision rehabilitation team. Assessment of low vision is the first step in creating an effective vision rehabilitation program. This two-hour program provides guidance on low vision assessment so you can optimize your clients’ vision rehabilitation to improve their performance.

Who May Benefit

  • Occupational therapists

What Is Covered

Through this program, you will:

  • Learn basic strategies and tools for assessing vision loss.
  • Review how to formulate goals and interventions that address vision loss.
  • Enhance your knowledge of how to improve your clients’ occupational performance.

Continuing Education Credits

This program is offered in partnership with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and is approved for .2 AOTA CEU (2.5 NBCOT PDUs/2 contact hours).

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