Z 10/17/18: Treatment of Visual Problems for Patients with Brain Injury and Stroke

$ 40.00

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

     Physical Therapy 

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hour. Approval #216-000069.

    Occupational Therapy 

    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

    Speech-Language Pathology

    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