VISUAL PROCESSING IMPAIRMENT II
Evaluation & Intervention for Adult Acquired Brain Injury
INSTRUCTOR: MARY WARREN PhD, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA
COURSE DESCRIPTION
A continuation of the Part One course, this intensive, interactive course hones the participant’s clinical reasoning skills in selecting the best OT assessments and interventions for adults with visual processing impairment from acquired brain injury due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, and degenerative neurological diseases.
Course participates will:
  • Complete experiential activities to develop greater insight into how vision impairment limits occupational performance.
  • Work through case studies of clients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson disease and Alzheimer dementia to gain practice in selecting the most appropriate assessments and design the most effective interventions.
  • Analyze videos of client performance to learn to identify behaviors that indicate the presence of specific types of vision impairment.
  • Complete hands on practice to learn how to administer assessments to measure acuity, visual field and oculomotor function.
  • Practice interpreting and documenting assessment results in a way that provides a clear picture of the client’s limitations in vision performance and strong justification for occupational therapy intervention.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Occupational therapists who have attended the Part One course after 2008 and who want to deepen their clinical expertise in working with clients with visual processing impairment from acquired brain injury.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Select appropriate assessments to screen for visual impairment in adult clients with acquired brain injury.
  • 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.
  • Document assessment results to clearly describe the client’s limitations and provide a strong justification for occupational therapy intervention.
  • Select and design evidence-based, effective interventions to address occupational limitations caused by visual processing impairment and maximize the client’s ability to complete daily occupations.
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.
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COURSE HOURS:
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)
 
 
COURSE CHANGES:
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.
REFUNDS:
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:
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.
DISCOUNTS:
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+.
SPONSORSHIP:
visABILITIES is the exclusive provider of these courses. If you would like to have one of these courses come to your location contact visABILITIES.
DEPOSITS:
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.
CONFIRMATION:
A letter of confirmation with updated info/details (if needed) & map will be sent following receipt of registration.
STUDENT RATE:
$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.
C.E. UNITS:
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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