Treatment of Visual Problems for Patients with Brain Injury and Stroke

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

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

Successful Completion: After viewing the 1.5 hour pre-recorded webinar, you will complete a course evaluation and take a short assessment. You may download copies of your certificate from the Academy Learning Portal.

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

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

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

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the California and New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been retroactively approved for 1.5 contact hours on 2/9/2024. 

Speech-Language Pathology


Financial -  Receives a honorarium for teaching this webinar from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Non-Financial -  No relevant non-financial relationship exists

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.



Online Learning Occupational Therapists OTA and PTA Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists