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 visionedseminars@verizon.net.  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. 

This Webinar is a 21 week, one hour per week course of study to accompany the 26 chapter self study that accompanies the book: Whittaker, SG, Scheiman, M, Sokol-McKay, D.Low Vision Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists. Slack; Thorofare, NJ, 2016. This book is part of a self-study program that provides the basic information required by a therapist to provide basic and advanced low vision rehabilitation services. The live- interactive Webinars are not lectures but provide an opportunity for students to apply the material using video and clinical examples and are limited in size so all students will be participating. The book authors will be teaching the webinars. 

The program is designed so that the student reads a chapter, passes each of the assigned chapter tests (retakes are possible), and prepares for the 1 hour webinar using the below assigned webinar guide.  When the student passes a test (80% correct criterion), a certificate of completion must be downloaded to assure it is recorded.  The self-study is designed for therapists who wish to better address vision disability as part of general practice progressing in knowledge and practice to advanced competency in low vision rehabilitation. We strongly recommend that you complete the course "Introduction to Low Vision First Response Interventions" before starting this certification course.  The Intro course will enable you to being applying the material clinically while taking the Webinar.  You will also be enrolled in this course for no extra charge.  

This course of study involves small interactive webinars and is sufficient to meet the formal education requirements for ACVREP certification as a low vision therapist, CLVT (www.acvrep.org), or AOTA specialty certification in low vision, SCLV, (www.aota.org) at a fraction of the cost of a university-based program.  

The syllabus and schedule and fees for the tutorial can be downloaded from this page.  Please contact visionedseminars@verizon.net to apply for this program.  

 

This contains real clinical cases in a virtual clinical setting for practice with evaluation. 

Evaluating Occupational Performance, Visual Acuity, Contrast Sensitivity and Lighting. Included is a presentation illustrating the visual evaluations with video. The test involves interpreting video of an evaluation of real patients.

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Evaluating Central and Peripheral Visual Fields and Oculomotor Function. Included is a presentation illustrating the visual evaluations with video. The test involves interpreting video of an evaluation of real patients.
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optional presentations with animations and video to illustrate more difficulty concepts and Examinations

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