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Product Detail

Visual Rehab Certificate
Online Course
$659.98 USD
$299.99
Product Details
Format:
Online Course
Authors:
ROBERT CONSTANTINE, OTR/L
SANDRA STALEMO, OTR/L
Publisher:
PESI Rehab
Copyright:
6/5/2020
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
CRS001367
Objectives
[+] [-] 063880 - Innovative Vision Rehab Strategies for PTs, OTs, & SLPs:
  1. Identify the latest advances in vision rehab and their implications for PTs, OTs, and SLPs.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying and differentiating root causes of vision deficits and related functional impairment.
  3. Demonstrate the most effective interventions available for managing vision deficits, restoring function, and improving safety.
  4. Outline multidisciplinary strategies that combine multiple interventions for better outcomes.
  5. Design effective, innovative plans of care for a wide range of vision diagnoses and functional impairments.
  6. Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios.

[+] [-] 063935 - 2-Day: Vision Therapy Intensive Training Course
  1. Identify the latest advances in vision therapy.
  2. Develop a comprehensive assessment framework, identifying the root causes of vision impairments and related functional deficits.
  3. Discuss how vision integrates with cognition for higher level tasks.
  4. Demonstrate the most effective interventions available for managing vision impairments, restoring function, and improving safety.
  5. Determine which treatment techniques will benefit your patient.
  6. Explain how to progress the difficulty and integrate functional tasks.
  7. Outline interdisciplinary strategies that combine multiple interventions for better outcomes.
  8. Evaluate real-world applications for common diagnoses and conditions.
  9. Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios.
  10. Create appropriate functional goals and progress measures.
  11. Compare cost-effective tools for vision therapy.
  12. Review the keys to developing a successful vision therapy program.

Outline
[+] [-] 063880 - Innovative Vision Rehab Strategies for PTs, OTs, & SLPs:
How Vision Deficits Create Unseen Therapy Roadblocks with…
  • Neurological disorders
    • Stroke
    • TBI
    • Parkinson’s
  • Balance, posture and gait
  • ADLs
  • Reading, communication and cognition
Hands-On Lab: Spot Vision Deficits Early to Avoid Progress Plateaus
  • Vision anatomy and its impact on function
  • Understanding your patient’s vision complaints and history
  • Comprehensive vision assessment, step-by-step
  • Adapt and improve therapy using assessment findings
Hands-On Lab: Game-Changing Vision Rehab Interventions
  • Practice proven techniques you can use immediately to:
    • Increase safety during ambulation and transfers
    • Reduce falls
    • Reduce dizziness and motion sensitivity
    • Improve posture and gait
    • Improve compliance with home exercise programs and prescriptions
    • Improve performance of ADLs
    • Improve reading and communication
    • Increase functional independence
    • Improve depth perception
    • Eliminate double vision
    • Improve peripheral awareness
    • Expand visual fields
How to Combine Multiple Approaches More Effectively for Better Outcomes
  • Functional compensation strategies
  • Visual accommodations
  • Visual field scanning
  • Binocular vision exercises
  • Optical lenses
  • Prism adaptation
  • Cataract surgery
Hands-On Lab: Design Advanced, Innovative Plans for Care for Your Patients
  • Practice effective strategies for resolving functional deficits caused by:
    • Blindness
    • Macular degeneration
    • Glaucoma
    • Diabetic retinopathy
    • Presbyopia
    • Retinitis pigmentosa
    • Double vision
    • Cataracts
    • Visual field cuts
Case Studies: Put Knowledge to Practice
  • Case study 1: Correctly select the root cause of impairment
  • Case study 2: Problem solve a complex vision impairment and develop an effective treatment plan
  • Case study 3: Navigate pharmacological side effects and comorbidities
  • Case study 4: Adapt a standard plan of care for a legally blind patient
  • Case study 5: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
Maximize Your Reimbursement
  • Coding and billing updates for vision rehabilitation
  • Justify therapy with the right progress measures
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips

[+] [-] 063935 - 2-Day: Vision Therapy Intensive Training Course
HOT TOPICS AND INNOVATIONS
  • Current concepts in visual rehabilitation
  • Practical applications of the latest research
  • Today’s top tech
    • Bioness BITS
    • Dynavision
    • Innovative apps
CONFIDENTLY IDENTIFY THE ROOT CAUSE OF VISION IMPAIRMENT
  • Discover a comprehensive framework for evaluating symptoms, including:
    • Mobility, gait, and posture problems
    • Falls, dizziness, and balance issues
    • Poor coordination/executive function
    • Ocular-motor deficits
    • Visual processing deficits
    • Post trauma vision syndrome
    • Cranial nerve palsies
    • Blurred or double vision
    • Photophobia
    • Difficulty maintaining visual attention to task
    • Limited depth perception
    • Poor compensation for field cut
    • Motion sensitivity
  • Hands-on lab
UPGRADE YOUR VISION THERAPY TOOLBOX
  • Innovative interventions you can use immediately to:
    • Prevent falls, dizziness, and motion sensitivity
    • Address mobility, posture, and gait problems
    • Improve near/far focusing for reading, written communication, and close work
    • Promote visual motor coordination and visual processing
    • Restore functional independence, self-care, and performance of ADLs
    • Boost scanning skills for locating objects
    • Increase attention to neglected side
    • Expand visual fields and compensate for field cuts
    • Enhance depth perception and peripheral awareness
    • Reduce headaches, eye strain, and double vision
    • Decrease agitation and photophobia
  • Hands-on lab
COMBINE MULTIPLE INTERVENTIONS MORE EFFECTIVELY FOR BETTER OUTCOMES
  • Synergistic strategies for effectively integrating:
    • Functional compensation strategies
    • Ocular motor drills
    • Spot patching
    • Prism adaptation
    • Visual accommodations
    • Visual field scanning
    • Binocular vision exercises
  • Hands-on Lab
REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS FOR COMMON DIAGNOSES AND CONDITIONS
  • Neurological impairments
    • Stroke
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Brain tumor
    • Parkinson’s
  • Low vision
    • Vision loss and blindness
    • Macular degeneration
    • Glaucoma
    • Contrast sensitivity
  • Visual hallucinations
    • Charles Bonnet syndrome
  • Hands-on lab
DESIGN SOLUTIONS USING YOUR NEW VISION THERAPY SKILLS
  • Case scenario: Correctly identify the root cause of impairment
  • Case scenario: Problem solve a complex vision impairment and develop an effective treatment plan
  • Case scenario: Identify vision impairments that can cause behavioral problems
  • Case scenario: Revise a standard plan of care for a stroke survivor
  • Case scenario: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
DEVELOP A THRIVING VISION THERAPY PROGRAM
  • Core components of an effective vision therapy program
  • Cost effective tools to use during initial setup
  • Moderate expense and capital budget items to add to your program
  • Keys to generating vision therapy referrals
MAXIMIZE YOUR REIMBURSEMENT
  • Coding and billing updates for vision therapy
  • Justify therapy with the right goals and progress measures
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips

Author

ROBERT CONSTANTINE, OTR/L

Robert Constantine, OTR/L, is an expert in visual and neurological rehabilitation with over 20 years of experience guiding patients to recovery from visual disorders that result from brain injury, stroke, and developmental delays. He is a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, a unique interdisciplinary organization that brings together the tools of optometry, occupational and physical therapy to improve outcomes for patients with neurological diagnoses.

Mr. Constantine is the only occupational therapist to be a member of the High Performance Vision Associates, an elite group of sports vision optometrists. As such, he has participated in sports vision screenings at IMG Academy, Hendricks Motorsports, and on the LPGA tour. He also developed and marketed drag-racing specific glasses that have been successful in NHRA Sportsman drag racing, in addition to his work with elite NHRA racers, golfers, and sporting clays champions. For more information about Mr. Constantine, visit his blog, VisionRehabOT.com, where he shares information and updates about vision therapy.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Robert Constantine has an employment relationship with Pearl Nelson Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Robert Constantine has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

SANDRA STALEMO, OTR/L

Sandra Stalemo, OTR/L, is an expert in vision therapy with over 37 years of experience guiding patients with vision and neurological impairments toward functional independence in a variety of outpatient and inpatient therapy settings.

Ms. Stalemo developed a passion for vision therapy after witnessing firsthand its impact on her daughter, who has been diagnosed with binocular vision disorder. In the years since then, Ms. Stalemo has trained and worked closely with neuro-optometrists to bridge the gap between diagnosis and treatment in functional settings, and she went on to develop a leading vision rehabilitation program at Sanford Health. She is now a national speaker on vision and neurological rehabilitation topics, known for her ability to break down complex concepts into practical, everyday solutions.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sandra Stalemo receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sandra Stalemo has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 063880 - Innovative Vision Rehab Strategies for PTs, OTs, & SLPs:
[+] [-] 063935 - 2-Day: Vision Therapy Intensive Training Course
Audience
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  • Physical Therapy Assistants