Neurological Vision

Treating Patients with Neurological Vision Impairments course with presenter, Ann Ferguson, OT has been a popular and practical course for OT and PT practitioners.  Ann is an accomplished instructor and leader in Neurological Vision assessments and treatments.  She shares a host of knowledge and treatment tools for various practitioner settings.   This continuing education course is appropriate for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, and physical therapy assistants with all levels of experience and from a variety of settings including home health, inpatient and outpatient rehab, and acute care.

Treating Patients with Neurological Vision Impairment:
Techniques from a Successful Outpatient Program

Presenter:  Ann Ferguson, MS, OTR/L
Date:            TBD
Location: 

Contact Hours:  6.5
Who should attend?:  This course is appropriate for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, and physical therapy assistants with all levels of experience and from a variety of settings including home health, inpatient and outpatient rehab, and acute care.
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Course Description:

As practitioners become more familiar with identification of visual dysfunction following a neurological insult, they become aware of their need for a range of targeted treatment plans.  This presentation includes strategies used and perfected in a Neurological Outpatient Clinic setting.  Techniques discussed have  facilitated client return to independent living, work, and driving.  A wide range of tools are demonstrated for use in a variety of settings.  This is a one day energized workshop that you will enjoy!

This workshop is for therapists practicing at all levels and is designed to improve therapist skill with identifying and evaluating patients with neurological visual impairment.

This course builds on the concepts taught by Mary Warren and is based on results from a successful Neurological Outpatient Clinic program (SWMC).

Discussion will include numerous compensatory strategies and case examples.

Objectives

  • ​List which vision elements need evaluation in order to identify visual dysfunction
  • Explore which vision screen tools would work best in your clinic
  • Develop treatment plans for clients with:  Visual Field Loss, Visual Inattention, and Oculomotor Weakness
  • Identify five treatment techniques for dysfunction in:  Visual Field Loss, Visual Inattention, and Oculomotor Weakness

Schedule

7:30 to 8:00 am registration

8:00   Introduction

8:15   Incidence of visual impairment.  Intervention and vision program guidelines,           Southwest Washington Medical Center Outpatient Neurological Clinic data.

8:45   Vision screening tool:  Understanding the elements.

Hands-on Screening practice

9:45   Break

10:00 Shortcuts to treatment.

Treatment strategy handouts

Treatment ideas-static

12:00  Lunch (on your own)

1:00   Treatment ideas-static (cont)

Experiential breakout-static

Experiential breakout-dynamic

2:45   Break

3:00   Case studies

Top screens and treatments

Lesion location and deficit grid

3:45   Discussion and Last Chance Q & A

 

Neurological Vision Instructor Ann Ferguson, MS, OTR/L

  Presenter:  Ann Ferguson, MS, OTR/L has presented as the featured speaker on vision topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has presented “Treating Patients with Neurological Vision Impairment:  Techniques from a Successful Outpatient Program” in many locations including University of Puget Sound Symposium, 2005; OTAO Annual Conference 2005 and 2009; WOTA Continuing Education 2006; Professional Therapies Northwest 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015,… Continue reading Neurological Vision Instructor Ann Ferguson, MS, OTR/L