Evaluation & Intervention for Adult Acquired Brain Injury
This intensive workshop provides therapists with the skills to effectively evaluate and treat visual perceptual dysfunction in adult patients following stroke and head trauma. The course addresses: visual neglect and inattention, oculomotor dysfunction, visual field deficits, reduced visual acuity, and disorders of complex visual processing. Participants are taught how to identify deficiencies in functional performance which are caused by visual perceptual impairment and design practical interventions which increase independence in daily occupations. The course emphasizes a functional and practical approach to evaluation, treatment and documentation of visual perceptual dysfunction.
Although the course is specifically designed for therapists who work with adults with acute brain injury, the evaluation and treatment principles are applicable to pediatric and cerebral palsy populations. The course is taught from the OT perspective but the information provided is applicable to PT and speech language pathology.
  • Identify the basic neurological foundations underlying adult acquired visual perceptual dysfunction.
  • Correlate deficiencies in visual perceptual processing with changes in performance of daily occupations.
  • Identify client behaviors that may indicate deficiencies in visual perceptual processing.
  • Select appropriate assessment tools to measure deficiencies in visual perceptual processing.
  • Use assessment results to select appropriate treatment interventions.
  • Formulate appropriate treatment interventions and progression of treatment to enable the client to use visual perceptual processing to complete daily occupations.
  • Document deficiencies in visual perceptual processing and set objective, achievable goals.
  • Collaborate with ophthalmologists, optometrists and other rehab professions to maximize the effectiveness of treatment intervention.
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 Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She has presented numerous workshops on visual perceptual dysfunction following acute brain injury and is an internationally recognized authority in this area. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and she has contributed chapters to several rehabilitation textbooks including Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction, edited by Lorraine Pedretti. She is the author of the Brain Injury Visual Perceptual Battery for Adults (biVABA) and co-author of the Dynavision Guide to Rehabilitation. Her awards include the Cordelia Myer’s Writer's Awar from the American OccupationalTherapy Association, the Award o Clinical Excellence from the Kansa sOccupational Therapy Association, Outstanding Educator Award from the Missouri Occupational Therapy Association and the Healthsouth Rehabilitation Award for Clinical Excellence in Occupational Therapy from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, the Elsie McKibben Lectureship from the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association and the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Health Professions from the University of Alabama a Birmingham.
Course Locations:
visABILITIES is the exclusive sponsor of each course, unless otherwise noted.
Albany, GA
September 30 - October 1st, 2017
Green Bay, WI
March 10 - 11, 2018
Kalamazoo, MI
October 20 - 21, 2018
Orange, CA
September 22 - 23, 2018
St Louis Park, MN (Suburb of Minneapolis)
November 4 - 5, 2017
8:00 am Registration
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Day One
8:30 am - 2:30 pm Day Two
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (on own)
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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