A patient who experiences visual changes after a brain injury can have a clinical presentation that mimics cognitive impairment. Occupational therapy professionals working with patients who are recovering from brain injury should be prepared to consider the impact of visual impairments on activities of daily living, and to participate in developing an interdisciplinary plan of care related to neurologically-based visual impairments. This module provides an overview of how brain injury can impact vision, the steps of a vision screen, and treatment interventions for occupational therapy professionals to employ.
Julie received her Master’s Degrees in both Visual Disabilities and Occupational Therapy. She has over 26 years of experience in clinical rehabilitation settings to include Polytrauma (TBI), Blind Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, Home Health, inpatient rehabilitation, Research, and acute care. In addition, she has experience in both Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation. For the past 5 ½ years, Julie has been working in the Research Service at the VA hospital in Tampa, Florida as a Research Occupational Therapist collecting data, recruiting Veterans, and is the Lead Project Manager for Whole Health Quality Improvement projects.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
Relias LLC 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.
Course approval ID# APP#0000000867. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.1 CEUs Intermediate,Occupational Therapy Service Delivery.
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy
Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy
Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy
Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy
Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Impact of TBI on the Visual System
Vision and the Brain
Section 3: OT Vision Screening and Evaluation
Low Vision vs. Neurological Vision Rehabilitation
Neurological Vision Screening and Assessment Post-TBI
Section 4: Vision Rehabilitation Treatment Interventions
Neurological Vision Rehabilitation
Section 5: Conclusion
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