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Visual Processing Impairment

Visual Processing Impairment I: Evaluation and Intervention for Adult  Acquired Brain Injury

Date: Saturday-Sunday, November 1-2, 8am-4:30pm

Speaker(s): Mary Warren, Ph.D, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA

Audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP

Location: Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center, Louisville, KY

Continuing Education Unit Hours: 12


Course Description:

This intensive workshop provides therapists with the skills to effectively evaluate and treat visual perceptual dysfunction in adult patients following stroke and head trauma. The course addresses: visual neglect and inattention, oculomotor dysfunction, visual field deficits, reduced visual acuity, and disorders of complex visual processing. Participants are taught how to identify deficiencies in functional performance which are caused by visual perceptual impairment and design practical interventions which increase independence in daily occupations. The course emphasizes a functional and practical approach to evaluation, treatment and documentation of visual perceptual dysfunction.

Educational Objectives: 

  • Identify the basic neurological foundations underlying adult acquired visual perceptual dysfunction.
  • Correlate deficiencies in visual perceptual processing with changes in performance of daily occupations.
  • Identify client behaviors that may indicate deficiencies in visual perceptual processing.
  • Select appropriate assessment tools to measure deficiencies in visual perceptual processing.
  • Use assessment results to select appropriate treatment interventions.
  • Formulate appropriate treatment interventions and progression of treatment to enable the client to use visual perceptual processing to complete daily occupations.
  • Document deficiencies in visual perceptual processing and set objective, achievable goals.
  • Collaborate with ophthalmologists, optometrists and other rehab professions to maximize the effectiveness of treatment intervention.



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