Seeing Is Believing Course June 2020




Date: June 6, 2020

Location: 350 N. Orleans Street, Suite 9000N, Chicago, IL 60654

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.

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


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

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  A tuition refund less $40 administration fee is available if your cancellation request is received in writing within 7 days prior to the program date.  No refunds will be granted after that date.  In the unlikely event that TheraVision LLC must cancel a course for any reason, you will receive a full refund of your paid tuition for the course.  TheraVision LLC does not assume responsibility for any other expenses incurred by the registrant.

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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