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Course Webinar: Low Vision Rehabilitation: The Basics and More

Course description: This course will explore the common visual diseases seen by occupational therapy practitioners and examine how they affect clients' occupational performance along with identifying various methods to maximize functional vision. Pros and cons of optical and non-optical devices will be provided as well as beneficial environment modifications and intervention examples of using remaining senses as compensation for low vision.

Presented by Theresa Smith, OTR, PhD, CLVT

Date: Monday, July 19th 2021
Time: 9 am pacific | 10 am mountain | 11 am central | 12 pm eastern

Dr. Theresa Smith is an occupational therapist with 28 years of experience with multiple degrees in occupational therapy. She has taught occupational therapy at the master’s level for 21 years and at the doctorate level for 6 years. Additionally, she is a certified low vision therapist and has been involved in researching low vision rehabilitation since 2007. She developed the Low Vision Independence Measure which has been validated and shown responsive to occupational therapy. Dr. Smith has also had the honor of presenting her research findings regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Duration: 1 hour.

Target audience: Occupational therapists, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and certified occupational therapy assistants that work with adults with low vision in various rehabilitation settings.

Course accreditation:

Therapy Insights is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID #02653. This webinar is offered at 1 CEU.

0:00: Introduction, prevalence, & definition of low vision.
0:05: Common vision diseases seen by practitioners, their effects on occupational performance, & interventions.
0:20: The occupational therapy evaluation.
0:25: Pros and cons of optical devices.
0:35: Non optical devices and the use of all senses.
0:45: Environmental modifications to maximize independence.
0:55: Question & answers.

Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)

Key learning outcomes:

    As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...

    1. Identify how common vision diseases affect occupational performance.
    2. Show how other senses can be used to compensate for low vision.
    3. Describe the pros and cons of optical devices.
    4. List important environmental modifications for clients with low vision.

      Webinar information:

      • This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. 
      • High-speed internet connection is required.

      Recorded course information:

      • The recorded course will be made available on July 20, 2021.
      • The course will be available for CEUs until July 18, 2026.
      • You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.

      Instructor disclosures:

      • Financial
        • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
        • Presenter is a salaried faculty member at Texas Woman's University who conducts research related to the content of this presentation.
      • Non-financial:
        • None.

      Instructional methodology: Lecture

      Course completion requirements:

      • Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
      • Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
      • Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
      • Completion of program evaluation form.

      Access to this course is reserved for Access Pass members.

      Certificates of completion: Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

      Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.

      Complaint policy: In the event that an individual is not satisfied with the organization’s continuing education program, we request a formal letter of complaint from the individual that outlines their concerns in writing. For more information, please read our full complaint policy.

      Cancellation policy:

      For Access Pass subscribers: In the event that a course is canceled or rescheduled, no cash refund will be provided to subscribers of the Access Pass. Therapy Insights will work to reschedule the event, or create a new event within the same month. Therapy Insights guarantees access to one live course per month to all subscribers. In the highly unlikely event that this commitment is not met, subscribers will receive a 50% refund for that month’s subscription cost. Subscribers who are on an annual payment plan will receive a pro-rated refund for 50% of the cost of that month.

      All refunds will be provided within 30 days of time of cancellation.

      Refund policy in the event that a participant cancels their registration.
      In the event that a participant/subscriber registers for the live course and then cancels participation, no refund will be provided. The participant will have the opportunity to access the recorded presentation at no additional cost as part of their subscription or registration fee.

      View our full cancellation policy.