Visual Rehabilitation and Traumatic Brain Injury

Visual Rehabilitation and Traumatic Brain Injury 

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.



$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-RTS-0-OT150

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-795270.

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Occupational Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Category: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery.


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RTS-0-OT150
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Recognize the potential impacts of brain injury on vision.
Demonstrate how to perform vision screening and evaluation with this population.
Identify treatment interventions to address vision changes for individuals who have experienced a brain injury.
Recognize the value of an interdisciplinary approach to vision rehabilitation.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Impact of TBI on the Visual System

TBI Epidemic

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

Interdisciplinary Approach

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References


Instructor: Julie McMahon-Grenz

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.

Disclosure: Julie McMahon-Grenz has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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