Evaluation & Intervention for Adult Acquired Brain Injury
A continuation of the part one course, this intensive three day workshop provides a deeper understanding of how to evaluate and treat visual dysfunction due to CVA and traumatic brain injury. Participants are taught how to link visual impairment to functional performance to identify the functional limitations caused by visual perceptual dysfunction and develop effective treatment intervention. Information covered includes how to interpret and document evaluation results, how to collaborate effectively with ophthalmologists and optometrists, and how to develop treatment plans and document progress. Specific assessments to evaluate visual acuity, contrast sensitivity function, visual field, oculomotor function and visual attention will be taught. Course participants will have the opportunity to practice giving and interpreting these assessments and to develop treatment plans for sample case studies. Lectures and instructional materials for the course have been developed with the assumption that the participant has taken the part one course.
Therapists who have attended the Part I course since 1991 when the concept of the visual perceptual hierarchy was introduced and who want to gain further expertise in evaluation and treatment using this framework. Therapists who have not attended the Part I course should have a thorough understanding of evaluation and treatment using the framework of the visual perceptual hierarchy to benefit fully from this course.
  • Select appropriate assessment tools to measure visual perceptual processing.
  • Use appropriate procedures and protocols to administer assessments to measure visual acuity, visual field integrity, oculomotor function and visual attention.
  • Accurately interpret results of visual field, visual attention, visual acuity and oculomotor assessments.
  • Identify when it is appropriate to refer to other specialists for additional evaluation and intervention.
  • Use evaluation results to design evidence-based, effective interventions to address limitations in performance skills and daily activities.
  • Effectively communicate evaluation and intervention results to physicians, referral sources, clients and families.
Low Vision Rehabilitation Graduate Certificate
The curriculum is designed for the working clinician. The courses are paced to enable our students to handle multiple roles as student, employee, parent, care provider and volunteer.
Speaker Information:
Mary Warren PhD, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and instructor in the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation Dr. Warren developed the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation at UAB and served as its program director and as Co-Director of the UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation before retiring in 2018. She continues to teach in the certificate program. Dr. Warren lectures extensively on vision rehabilitation for persons with age-related eye disease, and vision impairment from adult acquired brain injury and is an internationally recognized authority in this area. Dr. Warren is the author of the Brain Injury Visual Assessment Battery for Adults (biVABA), co-editor of the textbook: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults with Low Vision and has contributed chapters to several rehabilitation textbooks including "Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction." In addition, Dr. Warren chaired the AOTA panel that developed specialty certification in low vision rehabilitation (SCLV). She was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association in 2006 for her work in vision rehabilitation. Among her many honors, she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Envision Foundation and the Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UAB School of Health Professions.
Course Locations:
visABILITIES is the exclusive sponsor of each course, unless otherwise noted.
8:00 am Registration
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Day One (Lunch Provided)
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Day Two (Lunch Provided)
8:30 am - 2:30 pm Day Three (Lunch Provided)
The course hours may be subject to modification. We reserve the right to cancel the course and refund full tuition for due cause. Use caution when purchasing non-refundable airfares. Airfares will not be reimbursed.
Registration fee, less a $50 administration charge, is refundable if written cancellation is received two weeks prior to the program date. No refunds will be made within two weeks of the program date. Full credit in the amount of tuition may be applied to future courses, subject to availability.
Tuition includes all course materials, morning and break refreshments. Lunch is not included. Save by enrolling early and get a discount off the regular tuition. This allows us to plan better and save you or your department CE funds.
visABILITIES registrants will receive a $50 voucher to attend future visABILITIES courses. Any facility with three or more registrants can discount each registration by $50, saving $150+.
visABILITIES is the exclusive provider of these courses. If you would like to have one of these courses come to your location contact visABILITIES.
A $50 deposit will hold your space in these courses. All balance due amounts must be postmarked two weeks prior to the course date to guarantee a spot. Balance due notices will not be mailed.
A letter of confirmation with updated info/details (if needed) & map will be sent following receipt of registration.
$95 undergraduate or level II field-work student rate for two-day courses and $125 rate for the three-day course, subject to availability. Please indicate school in employer space on registration form. CE units will not be awarded with the student rate.
visABILITIES is a recognized AOTA approved provider and AOTA CEUs will be provided. A certificate of completion documenting 12 contact hours for the two-day courses and 18 contact hours for the three-day course will be sent to participants following completion of the required CEU documentation (ie: sign in/out each day and complete a learner evaluation survey). Partial credit is not awarded with these courses.  “The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.”
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