Visual Rehabilitation and Traumatic Brain Injury - OT15

Visual Rehabilitation and Traumatic Brain Injury

What Occupational Therapists Need to Know

by Brooke Murtaugh, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS
(4.3 / 478 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Visual changes after a brain injury can pose problems that may be misunderstood as cognitive or emotional in nature. OTs working with clients who are recovering from TBI should be prepared to consider the impact of visual irregularities on everyday activities of daily living, and to participate in developing an interdisciplinary plan of care related to neurologically based visual impairments. 


The objective of this continuing education program is to provide OTs with information regarding vision deficits related to traumatic brain injury and the assessment of vision skills post-TBI, to develop a plan of care, and to foster an interdisciplinary approach to treatment of neurological vision deficits. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify vision deficits related to TBI.
  • Explain and demonstrate the importance of vision screening.
  • Describe the efficacy of an interdisciplinary approach to vision rehabilitation.

Content Level: Intermediate

Content Focus

Domain of OT: Performance Skills
Domain of OT: Context and Environment

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for occupational therapists. is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Continuing education approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association is accepted for relicensure by the state boards for occupational therapists in: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia.


Course Originally Released on: 1/13/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/13/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/13/2015

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Brittany M - Brentwood, TN  ·  Sep 02, 2015
Very informative for the acute setting.
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Emily S - South park, PA  ·  Jul 17, 2015
This is an overview, but provides only a few examples of actual OT interventions.
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Kathleen M - Pflugerville, TX  ·  Jul 13, 2015
Good basic overview of visual rehab following TBI
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Mary Jean Y - Highland, MD  ·  Jul 05, 2015
The info was general. I was looking for more specific info for OT tx
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Meredith P - Neenah, WI  ·  Jul 01, 2015
Very brief overview, limited detail or application to practice, more foundational info.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50