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 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.
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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