Z 10/17/18: Treatment of Visual Problems for Patients with Brain Injury and Stroke
October 17, 2018
4:00 to 5:30 pm. CST
The registration for this webinar will close on October 17, at 12:00 pm cst.
Instructor: Michael Zost, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, Doctor of Optometry; Associate Professor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists
Description: Patients with brain injury or stroke frequently manifest visual disturbances. These can interfere with balance, mobility, interpretations of space, use of a computer, reading, and various tasks of daily function. This webinar will review the most common visual disturbances seen with brain injury and stroke patients. Assessment tools will be shared. Attendees will learn strategies to address the most common visual disturbances on a basic level and where to obtain tools to assist with treatment.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define visual disturbances associated with brain injury or stroke
- Describe visual screening and other assessment tools
- Discuss strategies for therapeutic interventions to address visual impairments
Continuing Education Credits
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hour. Approval #216-000069.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This introductory level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: OT Process
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)
Financial - Receives a honorarium for teaching this webinar from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-Financial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists