Visual (Dys)Function in Concussion, TBI, Stroke and Vestibular Diagnoses: Evidence Based Neurological Rehabilitation

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Course Description

In sighted individuals, vision is the primary sensory system for which we interact with the world. It has implications for activities of daily living as well as mobility and social communications. The visual areas and pathways in the brain extend throughout the cerebral and subcortical areas creating a dynamic array of neural networks involved in visual processing. As a result of these extensive pathways, the visual system is vulnerable to harm following concussion, TBI, Stroke or vestibular diagnoses. Despite the importance vision plays in our lives, vision therapy and rehabilitation is often overlooked within medical and rehabilitation settings. As therapists who are serving persons with neurological injury across the continuum of care we have the opportunity to screen and guide treatment for visual dysfunction following injury or disease.

This course aims to provide an understanding of how vision and visual processing affects persons with brain injury or disease and how therapists can address these needs within a rehabilitation setting. Participants will receive a foundation of the anatomy and neurology of visual processing. The course will then provide an understanding of visual function skills and their effect on occupation. Participants will also be provided with resources and evidenced based screening measures and guidelines for evaluating visual skills and will have the opportunity for hands on learning, administering these tools. Lastly, participants will receive practical treatment guidelines and activities to incorporate into their practice, including the use of postural support, motor action, and balance, as well as functional oculomotor and binocular skills training. Participants will be provided with extensive resource materials to help build upon their knowledge of vision and translate it into practice. The educational level of this course is intermediate.

Course Instructor

Elizabeth Martori, OTL is a licensed occupational therapist working at NYU Rusk Rehabilitation and has served as clinical specialist in the areas of vision and neurological rehabilitation. She has over 10 years of experience in adult neurological rehabilitation across the spectrum including acute inpatient and outpatient settings. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Scranton in 2007 with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.  She holds advanced certifications in Vestibular Rehabilitation, The Arnadottir OT-ADL Neurobehavioral Evaluation (A-ONE), and as a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS). She has additional experience as an adjunct professor at City University of New York (CUNY), York College and experience teaching professionally as a speaker at various continuing education courses, including “Vestibular Evaluation and the Dizzy Patient” and “Concussion across the Spectrum of Injury Conference.” She has lectured nationally on topics related to vision and neurological rehabilitation in the areas of concussion, vestibular, and neurological vision screening.

Course Outline
  • Review of anatomy and neuro-physiology of visual processing

  • Visual processing dysfunctions associated with common neurological diagnoses

  • Review of visual function skills and their effect on participation in daily activities

  • Review of evidenced based screening measures for visual function skill

  • Screening measures lab

  • Vision rehabilitation team members and their roles

  • Therapies influence on Vision Rehabilitation, incorporating it into practice

  • Posture and positioning, motor action and eye hand coordination, functional oculomotor and binocular skills training

  • Treatment lab

Continuing Education Credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

This course offers 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

This course meets the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Standards of Quality for Continuing Education Offerings (BOD G11-03-22-69). Please save your course certificate and outline to submit for CE credit to your state and/or local licensing board.

For other professions, this course counts as 6.0 contact hours of professional development. Please save your certificate and course outline to submit to your national, state or local agency for continuing educating credit. 

Course Schedule & Requirements
  • Registration: 7:30am

  • Course Begins: 8:00am

  • Course Ends: 3:30pm

 

Participants will be allotted a one-hour lunch on their own.

Course Locations
  • 09/13/20 - Manhattan (Midtown), NY: The Watson Hotel, 440 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

  • Contact us at info@GoldStandardSeminars.com to host this course at your facility

Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and neuro-physiology of visual processing and functions

  • Identify visual dysfunction sequelae of common neurological diagnoses

  • Assess visual function deficits using standardized tools and guidelines

  • Identify members of the rehabilitation team and resources which can help guide treatment and plan of care for patients experiencing visual dysfunctions

  • Implement treatment techniques and activities to support and remediate visual function within a rehabilitation setting

Recommended Course Participants
  • Occupational Therapists

  • Physical Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Physical Therapy Assistants

  • Physicians

  • Physicians Assistants

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Chiropractors

ADA and Special Requests

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