Course Author: Stephen G Whittaker, Ph.D., OT, CLVT, SCLV

Course author, Stephen G. Whittaker, was a practicing occupational therapist and certified low vision therapist at MossRehab in Philadelphia.   Steve has been involved in low vision rehabilitation for over 40 years as a researcher, educator and practitioner.  He served as member of the low vision expert committee of the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (www.ACVREP.com).  He has numerous scientific publications, has received grants from The National Eye Institute, NASA and lectures internationally.  With a doctorate in experimental psychology and post- doctoral training in visual neurophysiology, Dr Whittaker began researching eye movement anomalies associated with macular degeneration at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) where he served as a researcher and educator for 20 years.  His book, Whittaker, SG, Scheiman, M. Sokol-McKay, D.  Low Vision Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists (Slack, 2016) still describes the state of the art in evidence=-based practice.  His Webinar series has been used for several years as the core curriculum for the new therapists from VisionLoss Rehabilitation/ CNIB in Canada .  Search:  Stephen G. Whittaker