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Low Vision Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists (2nd ed) (20 contact hours) (#3000a)

Course Level:  Intermediate

Item Number:  3000a

Hours:  20

Price:  $169.00

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Special Notes:
AOTA Category 1(Domain of OT), 2(OT Process). Course includes a printed textbook---TEXTBOOK-397 pages.

 

Description

Low vision rehab is one of the top emerging fields in occupational therapy, as occupational therapists are the only therapists who are licensed and can function independently in the Medicare program. Major changes have occurred in low vision rehab in the last 5 years. This course includes those changes in this recently updated (2016) text Low Vision Rehabilitation (2nd edition) written by OTs who are certified vision specialists. This course is designed for occupational therapy clinicians who either intend to specialize in low vision OR who are generalists who want only “targeted learning” (searching for a specific topic in low vision). In this comprehensive course the OT clinician will learn the epidemiology & clinical model for low vision rehab, terminology, basic anatomy & physiology of the visual system, various eye diseases & disorders that cause low vision, optics of lenses, refraction, and magnification, psychosocial issues related to visual impairment, components of an occupational low vision rehab evaluation including assessment of magnification needs, lighting and contrast sensitivity testing, peripheral visual field testing, assessment of central scotoma, environmental evaluation, and more. Intervention strategies are discussed including managing visual field loss and neglect, magnification strategies, and more. The latest development in computer technology (readers, tablets, smart phones, electronic magnifiers, and lighting) will update the reader in this new course that primarily focuses on adult low vision. Includes the text: Low Vision Rehabilitation (2nd ed, 2016) by Whittaker,PhD, OTR/L, CLVT; Scheiman, OD, FCOVD; Sokol-McKay, OTR/L, CLVT..----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***COURSE OBJECTIVES***At the completion of this course, the therapist will be able to: 1. Identify the conditions that lead to low vision 2. Define low vision rehab and identify the epidemiology, history & clinical model for rehabilitation of clients with low vision 3. Identify the role of each professional involved in low vision rehab 4. Describe the basic anatomy, physiology & development of the visual system 5. Identify the various eye diseases that lead to low vision in the adult population including description, prevalence, risk factors, effect on vision, and treatment of each condition 6. Explain the optics of lenses, refraction & magnification 7. Discuss the psychological & social difficulties of the low vision client 8. Outline the components of an optometric low vision evaluation including distance and near visual acuities, color vision testing, visual field testing, contrast sensitivity, refraction, binocular vision, eye health and magnification evaluation 9. Discuss the components of an occupational low vision rehab evaluation including occupational performance, occupational profile, functional vision evaluation, evaluation of magnification needs, lighting and contrast sensitivity testing, peripheral visual field testing, assessment of central scotoma, environmental evaluation, and assessment of rehab potential and be able to determine medical necessity for Medicare guidelines 10. Discuss a model of care for low vision rehab, including first response intervention and the need for collaboration with an optometrist or ophthamologist 11. Outline basic principles that form the conceptual foundation for adaptive devices and strategies for vision loss 12. Differentiate perceptual dysfunction from visual field loss and evaluate and treat common perceptual disorders 13. Identify factors in the client’s environment that can be manipulated to enhance low vision including magnification, color, contrast, illumination, and figure ground/visual clutter 14. Recommend an optical device, with collaboration of an optometrist or ophthalmologist, be able to estimate optical device magnification required to perform a task, and identify limiting factor when a device does not work as predicted 15. Identify types and components of current computer technology available for clients with low vision, and be able to recommend an appropriate electronic device and train in its use in a “success oriented approach” 16. Explain components of a first response and advanced reading evaluation including visual acuity assessment, contrast threshold assessment, field of view assessment, and visual requirements for reading based on the client’s goals and contexts 17. Discuss both first response and advanced interventions for reading and writing for the client with low vision 18. Identify strategies to assist clients with low vision in basic self-care and home management 19. Identify which leisure activities can be adapted for the client with low vision and be able to develop compensatory strategies for client participation 20. Instruct client with low vision in how to instruct a sighted guide and be able to identify when to refer to a COMS 21. Discuss diabetes and its complications including diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema, and explain the occupational therapist’s role regarding evaluation and intervention 22. Explain the educational requirements for an OT to provide low vision services

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Excellent!
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