Seeing Is Believing!  Visual Rehabilitation as it Applies to Rehabilitation Professionals

All too often visual perceptual and oculomotor deficits are overlooked during the rehabilitation process following a neurological insult or injury.  Rehabilitation professionals play a key role in identifying the need for further evaluation and intervention with regard to visual deficits affecting function in a person’s daily activities.  These deficits often including visual neglect or inattention, visual field deficits, double vision, oculomotor dysfunction and visual processing problems.

This course utilizes current research, case studies, hands-on labs and discussion to identify the impact visual perceptual and oculomotor deficits on the client’s occupational performance.  The course will cover how rehabilitation professionals are able to assess visual skills and identify deficits that affect functional ability.  How to collaborate with and refer to appropriate eye care professionals throughout the rehabilitation process will also be discussed.

Saturday July 27, 2019

Location: 

350 N. Orleans, Suite 9000N

Chicago, IL 60654

Intended course audience: occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, (speech language pathologists may attend and submit to own state organization)

Educational level of course: Intermediate

7.0 CEUs for OTs and PTs in Illinois

The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. 

Course Objectives:

Describe basic visual anatomy, sight and perception

Describe signs and symptoms of visual deficits, pertinent diagnoses, and how visual deficits affect performance in daily activities and mobility

Describe clinical observations and appropriate visual assessment methods

Incorporate knowledge of visual deficits into occupational and physical therapy treatment plans

Identify methods for education clients, family members, physicians and colleagues in how vision affects function in daily activities

Describe the collaboration and referral process with appropriate eye care professionals

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Course Schedule

7:45-8:00  Check in and Registration

8:00-9:00  Course objectives, visual anatomy & physiology, vision, sight and perception

9:00-9:45  Vision terminology, signs and symptoms, deficits, pertinent diagonoses & effect on ADLs, mobility and community activities

9:45-9:55  Break

9:55-10:45  Vision assessment procedures and objective measures

10:45-12:00  Lab – Vision screening and case studies

12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00-2:00  Treatment planning, educating clients, families and caregivers

2:00-2:45  Lab – Interventions and case studies

2:45-2:55  Break

2:55-4:00  Collaboration process and consultation with appropriate eye care

4:00-4:30  Quiz, questions and course survey

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Through the Eyes of Occupational Therapy: Addressing Oculomotor and Visual Perceptual Dysfunction with a Pediatric Population

Given the high prevalence of visual dysfunction in the pediatric population OT serves, therapists need a greater understanding of the complexity and importance of vision and how visual dysfunction cna interfere with daily living skills, education and well as participation in therapies.

This course utilizes current research, case studies, hands-on labs and discussion to identify the impact of visual motor and perceptual deficits on the child’s occupational performance. The course will cover how the occupational therapist and physical therapistare able to assess visual skills and identify deficits that affect functional performance. The connection between reflex integration and visual development also plays a key role in functional vision and will be addressed during the course. How to collaborate and refer to the appropriate eye care professionals throughout the rehabilitation process will be discussed.

Saturday August 24, 2019

Location: 

350 N. Orleans, Suite 9000N

Chicago, IL 60654

Course Objectives:

Describe basic visual anatomy and physiology

Differentiate between vision and sight and their relationship to perception

Describe basic vision development from birth to school age

Describe vision terms associated with functional vision and visual dysfunction

Describe signs and symptoms of visual deficits, pertinent diagnoses, and how visual deficits affect performance in occupational performance including learning and school performance and participation.

Discuss the relationship between vision development and retained primitive reflexes

Discuss clinical observations and appropriate visual assessment methods with children

Incorporate knowledge of visual deficits into occupational and physical therapy assessment and treatment planning

Identify methods for educating  and collaborating with clients, family members, physicians, teachers , school personnel and colleagues in how vision affects function in daily activities

Describe the collaboration and referral process with appropriate eye care professionals

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Course Schedule

7:30- Registration and Refreshments

8:00-9:45- Visual Anatomy, Physiology, and Differentiation Between Vision and Sight; Vision Development; Visual Signs, Symptoms, and Pertinent Diagnoses,how visual deficits affect occupational performance

9:45-10:00- Break

10:00-11:45- Relationship between vision development and retained primitive reflexes ;Clinical Observations and Assessment Methods (LAB)

11:45-12:30- Lunch on your own

12:30-1:45- Occupational and Physical Therapy Treatment Planning for Patients with Vision Deficits

1:45-2:30- Educating Patients, Family Members, Physicians, and Colleagues (Case Studies)

2:30-2:45- Break

2:45-3:45-Collaboration and Referral Process with Appropriate Eye Care Professionals

3:45-4:30- Conclusion and Questions

Materials presented during this course are for educational purposes only.  TheraVision LLC does not have any proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service or material discussed during the course.

The content in this course has been developed by and is considered the Intellectual Property of TheraVision, LLC. Distribution and/or reproduction in whole or in part of any of the materials provided, by any other party without express written consent of TheraVision, LLC is expressly prohibited. ©2017 TheraVision, LLC. All rights reserved.

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