Vision in Neurorehabilitation for OT/PT

09/17/2024 – 03/25/2025
  • Early Bird Rate $550 through July 23, after $650

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DESCRIPTION: This on-demand course offers a comprehensive exploration of how visual and perceptual impairments can profoundly impact an individual's daily routines and their ability to engage in designated roles. Visual impairments can limit progression across different levels of care and various types of activities (e.g. reading, mobility, and self-care). This course aims to familiarize participants with prevalent visual-perceptual impairments that often constrain the performance of patients coping with visual challenges stemming from neurological injury or illness. Participants will not only revisit key anatomical features but will also delve into the fundamental components of a comprehensive vision assessment. This assessment encompasses critical aspects like visual acuity, ocular motor control, ocular alignment, visual fields, and spatial neglect. These concepts are organized in a simple framework that supports effective interpretation of a visual assessment and clinical decision-making to develop of a plan of care. Instructors will provide insights into adaptable assessment approaches tailored to individuals facing cognitive or communication impairments. Case examples and videos will support the interpretation and application of novel concepts.


  • Fall Offering: September 17 to November 12, 2024
  • Winter Offering: January 21 to March 25, 2025 


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AUDIENCE: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. 

LEARNER OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

1.    Identify key anatomical features of the visual system and common visual-perceptual deficits associated with neurologic diagnoses.
2.    Select appropriate components of a comprehensive vision assessment using the framework introduced during course (visual acuity impairments, ocular motor changes, visual field loss and spatial neglect).
3.    Critically assess and interpret findings from a visual assessment in the context of case examples.
4.    Prioritize interventions to address performance breakdowns related to common visual perceptual deficits observed in neurologic patients. 
5.    Identify symptoms or other contributing factors that may influence performance during a visual assessment with neurologic patients

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION: Participants will complete a total of 22.5 hours of material divided into Foundational Knowledge and Clinical Application. This online content will consist of videos, readings, case studies, vision screening practice, and knowledge checks. While the course is self-paced, it is recommended that the course material be completed in sequential order. There will be two optional live office hours each offering with faculty to allow the opportunity for live interaction with the course material. Learners will be required to complete the entire course satisfactorily by Tuesday, November 12, 2024 for the Fall offering and Tuesday, March 25, 2025 for the Winter offering.


Occupational Therapy
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 3695. This distance learning independent course is offered at 22.5 Contact Hours, 2.25 CEU [intermediate level, Foundational knowledge/ OT Service Delivery]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Physical Therapy 
This on-demand course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 22.5 Contact Hours. (22.5 hours self-study). Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by California and the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education for 22.5 Contact Hours on 5/24/2024.

Satisfies continuing education requirements in: CT, IA, MN and WA


Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists