These courses provide intermediate education in low vision rehabilitation and vision rehabilitation therapy. We provide programs of study for advanced Certification as a Low Vision Therapist (CLVT) by ACVREP (www.acvrep.org), (www.aota.org). One program is a self-study where you read a chapter and take a test, please check with ACVREP to make sure the self-study is still acceptable. We are offering the tutorial through Vision Loss Rehabilitation of Canada with weekly small sessions. 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. For the self-study, students read a chapter pass the test (retakes are possible) and immediately download a certificate of completion for that chapter test. For many topics, an additional presentation is added with illustrations, animations, and videotaped examples. A syllabus and schedule for the self-study and tutorial programs can be downloaded from the home page.
Advanced practitioners often take selected chapter courses such as Chapters 6 and 11 on the management of people with cognitive disability or brain injury, Chapter 8 on our unique approach to evaluation, and Chapter 14 on assistive technology which included presentations of the latest technology and how to adapt an iPhone and Ipad. Now with a presentation rich with animation and video, even our advanced practitioners report "understanding and applying optics for the first time". Please refer to the syllabi or the course name for more information and the fees. The cost is $10 or less per hour of CE, total hrs of CE 54. You may pay for the entire self study for $500. The textbook must be purchased separately.