These courses provide intermediate and advanced education in low vision rehabilitation and vision rehabilitation therapy. We provide two programs of study for advanced Certification as a Low Vision Therapist (CLVT) by ACVREP (www.acvrep.org) and AOTA Special Certification in Low Vision (SCLV), (www.aota.org). Both are organized around the 26 chapter self-study that has been written to accompany the book: Whittaker, SG, Scheiman, M, Sokol-McKay, D. Low Vision Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists. Slack; Thorofare, NJ, 2016. In the self-study students read a chapter, pay for the course, pass the test (retakes are possible) and immediately download a certificate of completion for that chapter test. For our more difficult topics, presentations are also included. Our tutorial comprises series of 21 webinars scheduled once a week equivalent to two 3 credit university courses. The tutorial is designed so that the student read the chapter, take a test, perform assigned activities in preparation for the webinar according to the published webinar guide and then spend the 1 hour a week webinar applying and discussing the material with our book authors. This program has been developed for working professionals as the core curriculum for Canadian National Institute for the Blind low vision therapy program to great reviews. The webinars are limited in size to assure a small group interactive experience at a fraction of the cost of university programs. Tutorial admission is by application only and includes all chapters in the self-study. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The syllabus and schedule for these programs can be downloaded.
Advanced practitioners often take selected chapter courses such as Chapter 6 and 11 on management of people with cognitive disability or brain injury, and Chapter 8 on our unique approach to evaluation. Now with a presentation rich with animation and video, even our advanced practitioners report "understanding and applying optics for the first time". Our chapters on management of diabetes (chapter 20) is popular among advanced practitioners as well. VRT’s or COMS can expand their knowledge into the area of low vision and low vision therapists can expand their knowledge of non-sighted techniques often better suited for activities of daily living. Check out the syllabi for more information and the fees.