Low Vision: Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Intervention with Older Adults SPCC, Revised Edition
Mary Warren, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA. Foreword by Dan Roberts, Founding Director, Macular Degeneration Support
Earn 2 AOTA CEUs (25 NBCOT PDUs/20 contact hours)
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This course addresses the competencies and indicators for the SCLV credential and the key aspects of knowledge needed on each subject. It includes revisions, updates, new information on evaluation, and lessons related to psychosocial issues and low vision.
- An Overview of Low Vision Rehabilitation and the Role of Occupational Therapy
- Eye Conditions That Cause Low Vision in Adults
- Evaluation of Visual Client Factors Influencing Occupational Performance
- Basic Optics and Optical Devices
- Evaluation and Intervention for Deficits in Reading and Writing
- Evaluation and Intervention for Deficits in Home and Community Mobility
- Evaluation and Intervention for Basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
- Evaluation and Intervention for Diabetes Self-Care Management
- Assistive Technology Interventions to Improve Occupational Performance
- Evaluation and Intervention for Psychosocial Issues
Subject and citation indices are included to facilitate use of this SPCC as a reference after completing the exam.
After completing this SPCC (instructions and exam are in a separate packet), readers will be able to
- Delineate the role of occupational therapy in providing low vision rehabilitation to adults with vision loss;
- Identify the conditions that cause low vision in older adults and the corresponding medical management of these conditions;
- Identify the changes in visual function that occur with low vision and how these changes affect occupational performance;
- Select appropriate assessments to identify and measure limitations in occupational performance resulting from vision loss;
- Select appropriate interventions to address limitations in mobility, reading, writing, and basic and instrumental activities of daily living, including diabetes self-management; and
- Recognize behaviors that indicate poor psychosocial adjustment to vision loss and know strategies to use to facilitate adjustment and referral to appropriate mental health providers.
Mary Warren, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA, is associate professor of occupational therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and director of the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation program. She chaired the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) panel to develop specialty certification in low vision rehabilitation. Warren provides workshops and presentations on low vision rehabilitation and on visual processing dysfunction following acquired brain injury and is an internationally recognized authority in this area. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, and she served as guest editor for a special issue of the journal devoted to low vision rehabilitation.