3 Contact Hours

This course helps occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants understand visual processing and how visual and spatial impairments affect activities of daily living. Visual screening procedures and intervention strategies to optimize function are also discussed. This entry-level to intermediate course is intended for occupational therapists and assistants who work with clients with visual impairments as a result of congenital or acquired brain injury.

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Contact Hours: 3

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Cognitive and Perceptual Rehabilitation: Optimizing Function (2009)" written by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, - Copyright 2009 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

1. Understand how visual information is processed by the central nervous system.
2. Understand how everyday living is affected if visual and spatial impairments are present.
3. Be aware of procedures to perform a visual screen- ing after a brain injury.
4. Implement at least five intervention strategies focused on decreasing activity limitations and participation restrictions for those living with visual and spatial impairments.


Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Managing Visuospatial Impairments to Optimize Function

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3. Coursework - Managing Visuospatial Impairments to Optimize Function

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4. Course Final and Survey - Managing Visuospatial Impairments to Optimize Function


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion