Programs for Occupational Therapists
The Impact of Visual Issues on Child Development
Visual impairment can affect many areas of development, learning and function, particularly for children with multiple impairments. This program provides an overview of the visual system and describes the varied impact of visual impairment on children’s achievement of developmental milestones and their function in daily activities. Approaches are presented for assessing vision and visual skills through information gathering, observation, and basic assessment of visual function. Strategies are also provided for addressing the impact of visual impairment on early motor development, cognitive and sensory processing skills, and self-care skills.
Low Vision in Older Adults
Vision loss can present different challenges in older adults compared with younger clients. These four programs help 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.
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.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Visual Dysfunction
A 1-hour online program, divided into four parts. The program is designed to provide health care professionals, such as optometrists, rehabilitation professionals and others, with an understanding of the range of visual dysfunctions associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) which may create or exacerbate the physical and cognitive symptoms seen in TBI, particularly with mild TBI. Approaches are discussed for identifying and assessing visual dysfunction and impairment in patients with TBI, for differentiating visual symptoms from symptoms related to brain injury, and for addressing these symptoms.