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Visual Rehab After Neurological Events: Seeing the World Through New Eyes

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Articulate an understanding of vision-based rehabilitation and the rehabilitation process.
  2. Articulate the description of ocular motor skill impairment, visual field loss, visual spatial inattention and midline syndrome.
  3. Demonstrate competent assessment of ocular motor skills, visual field loss, visual spatial inattention and midline syndrome.
  4. Distinguish the difference between field impairment and neglect.
  5. Prescribe treatment interventions for ocular motor skills, visual field loss, visual spatial inattention and midline syndrome.
  6. Demonstrate effective documentation of assessment and intervention to justify skilled services.

Outline

VISION & VISION REHAB

  • Terminology and concepts in vision and vision rehab
  • Red flags
  • Sequence of action
    • What to do next
    • When to refer
  • Anatomy of the eye and brain in regard to perception and processing

DIAGNOSIS: VISUAL ACUITY & VISUAL FIXATION

  • Evaluation and screening methods
  • Treatment and compensation strategies

DIAGNOSIS: OCULAR MOTOR ALIGNMENT & DEPTH PERCEPTION

  • Define the issues
  • Evaluation and lab practice
  • Treatment and compensation strategies
    • Lab practice
    • Case study: treatment planning for specific examples

DIAGNOSIS: VISUAL FIELD CUT & HEMI-SPATIAL NEGLECT

  • Define the issues
    • Differences between cut and neglect
    • Why left neglect is more common than right
    • Depth of daily impact on life of a client
  • Evaluation and lab practice
    • Confrontation Test
    • Simultaneous Stimulus Test
    • Pencil and paper screeners
  • Treatment and compensation strategies
    • Lab practice
    • Case study: treatment planning for specific examples

DIAGNOSIS: PUSHER SYNDROME/MIDLINE ORIENTATION SHIFT

  • Define the issues
  • Evaluation and lab practice
  • Treatment and compensation strategies
    • Lab practice using NDT and NEURO-IFRAH (NDTC) principals
    • Case study: treatment planning for specific examples
  • Wheelchair and bed positioning to rehabilitate

DOCUMENTATION & ADVOCACY FOR COVERAGE

  • Identify objective data to document and show improvement
  • Developing goals to justify insurance coverage

Copyright : 07/13/2018

BONUS: Vision Rehabilitation: Interventions for Your Clients with TBI and Concussion

If you are seeing patients with brain injury, vision should be a part of the rehabilitation. The majority of the hardwiring of the brain involves the visual pathway, so it is very common to experience a visual problem after a brain injury or concussion. In fact, over 50% of patients with neurological impairments exhibit visual and visual-cognitive disorders. This number is near 90% for those who are recovering from a concussion. If visual deficits do exist, they can result in significant difficulty with reading, mobility, and balance, which can prevent your clients from returning to their baseline level of function and independence. Fortunately, neuroplasticity of the visual system exists, and after learning about basic neuro-anatomy, you will be able to accommodate the needs of these patients more effectively.

OUTLINE

Neuro-Anatomy Review

  • Magnocellular versus Parvocellular
  • Right brain versus Left brain

Visual Sequelae After Brain Injury

  • Lobe-by-lobe visual function
  • Unilateral Spatial Inattention (Neglect)
  • Testing methods

Neuroplasticity of the Visual System

  • Is there a critical period for visual development?
  • Sue Barry, Fixing My Gaze, and vision therapy
  • Brain injury and concussion

Concussions

  • Post-Concussional Syndrome
  • Pre-Concussion Baseline Screening

Therapeutic Activities: Demonstrations

  • Relearning basic eye tracking; saccades and pursuits
  • Eye teaming and convergence; the brock string
  • Visual processing games and activities

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Investigate basic neuro-anatomy as it relates to visual function.
  2. Demonstrate screening techniques and therapeutic activities specific to brain injury.

Copyright : 02/18/2017

BONUS: Improving Balance & Ocular Motor Function with Concussed Athletes

In this dynamic recording from the renowned Robert Donatelli, PT, PhD, learn how to actively treat post-concussion symptoms and return your patients back to sports, reaction, and life. With a mixture of video and lecture, you will review the pertinent anatomy and function of the vestibular system with emphasis on ocular motor function and balance training.

Examine how concussions effect the vestibular system and ocular motor system with athletes in relation to their performance, particularly with Cervicogenic Vestibular Dysfunction. Walk away with the proper evaluation tests that can pinpoint which system - somatosensory, vestibular, and vision - has deficits and treatment techniques that can lead to improved performance on and off the field.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Analyze how ocular motor function relates to performance in athletes
  2. Evaluate the effect of head concussions on the balance systems
  3. Differentiate evaluation tests that can pinpoint which system has deficits
  4. Incorporate all the balance systems, ocular motor, somatosensory, and vision into an exercise program

Outline

The Relationship Between Performance and Ocular Motor Function

  • What system is used for Ocular motor functions?
  • When do we use the ocular motor system in sports?
  • What are the benefits of rehab?
  • Indications and contraindications?
The Effect of Head Concussion on the Balance Systems
  • Importance of balance in sports
  • Rehabilitation concepts in neuromuscular rehab
Evaluation Tests that can Pinpoint Which System has Deficits
Exercise Programs for Athletes
  • Perturbation exercises
  • Ocular motor exercises
  • Dynamic Visual Acuity vs Static Visual Acuity

Copyright : 07/28/2018