Treatment of Visual Problems for Patients with Brain Injury and Stroke
Description: Patients with brain injury or stroke frequently manifest visual disturbances. These can interfere with balance, mobility, interpretations of space, use of a computer, reading, and various tasks of daily function. This webinar will review the most common visual disturbances seen with brain injury and stroke patients. Assessment tools will be shared. Attendees will learn strategies to address the most common visual disturbances on a basic level and where to obtain tools to assist with treatment.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define visual disturbances associated with brain injury or stroke
- Describe visual screening and other assessment tools
- Discuss strategies for therapeutic interventions to address visual impairments
Instructor: Michael Zost, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, Doctor of Optometry; Associate Professor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists
Successful Completion: After viewing the 1.5 hour pre-recorded webinar, you will complete a course evaluation and take a short assessment. You may download copies of your certificate from the Academy Learning Portal.
Continuing Education Credits
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hour. Approval #216-000069.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.5 contact hours.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This introductory level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: OT Process
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)
Financial - Receives a honorarium for teaching this webinar from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-Financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists
Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.
PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari
Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.
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