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Occupation-Based Interventions and Working with Vision Specialists

presented by Mary Warren, PhD., OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA

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Occupational therapy practitioners frequently encounter older adults with vision impairment while providing rehabilitation for another condition. How does the OT determine whether the client's vision may also be influencing occupational performance and the best way to address the vision issue during intervention? This course will provide the generalist occupational therapist with skills to provide appropriate occupation-based interventions, facilitate the older visually impaired client's understanding of instructions and home programs, and determine when to refer clients for specialized low vision rehabilitation services.

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Mary Warren, PhD., OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA

Mary Warren, PhD, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA. Dr. Warren is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Director of the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation Program and Co-Director of the UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation. Dr. Warren lectures extensively on vision rehabilitation for adults with age-related eye disease…

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1. Interventions to Enable the Client to Compensate for Vision Loss in ADL

This chapter will describe modifications, assistive devices and habits and routines that enable the client to compensate for vision impairment and complete desired occupations safely. This information will help the OT practitioner select the most appropriate intervention to enhance the client’s ability to complete everyday activities.

2. Interventions to Enable the Client to Compensate for Vision Loss in Completing Self-Management Tasks

This chapter will describe specific task modifications and assistive devices for activities important to self-management of chronic diseases. The lecture will focus on medication management and use of monitoring devices. The chapter will also discuss how to adapt instructions and home programs to ensure that the client is able to understand the information. This information will help the OT practitioner to select appropriate interventions to enable clients to compensate for vision impairment and complete self-management of chronic conditions.

3. Working with Eye Doctors and Vision Rehabilitation Specialists

This chapter will describe the educational preparation and roles of the ophthalmologist, optometrist, certified orientation mobility specialist, certified vision rehabilitation specialist and certified low vision therapist. This information will help the OT practitioner determine the best professional to seek out for collaboration on a client who needs additional vision services. The chapter will also discuss how to locate and collaborate with vision rehabilitation professionals.

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