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    Visual Consequences of Stroke, Brain Injury and Concussion in Adults

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    Add to Calendar 04/01/2022 07:30 AM 04/01/2022 05:30 PM America/Chicago Visual Consequences of Stroke, Brain Injury and Concussion in Adults Hotel:
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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Physical Therapist
    • Physical Therapy Asst
    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst

Course Description

There are two ways to participate in this LIVE class:
1. As part of the LIVE STUDIO audience in Gulf Breeze, Florida
2. Via LIVE STREAM from anywhere around the world.
Live stream participants will login to the CIAO Website to access the event from their computer and interact with the instructor. Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
Course agenda is in Central time, please adjust for your time zone

Vision is our furthest reaching sense, telling us 75% of what we know about the world around us. Stroke, brain injury and concussion can disrupt the visual system, affecting not just our patient’s knowledge of the world around them but also how they interact and move through that world. This course will explain the most common visual consequences of stroke and brain injury from double vision, near vision focusing problems to visual cuts. Participants will learn to assess and document these deficits and learn modifications to improve performance and safety during treatment sessions in the clinic and at home. The participants will learn simple, inexpensive techniques to improve visual symptoms and patient outcomes. Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists will all benefit from a deeper understanding of the functional role of the visual system in their patient’s recovery.

Course materials needed: 4 beads on a 24 inch string

Appropriate Disciplines OT/COTA, PT/PTA, SLP/SLPA
Course Level: Intermediate
Assessment Methods: Q&A, Self-Assessment on Evaluation
For events that are Live Streamed, the streaming participants will verify attendance through codes given throughout course and complete a multiple choice quiz (80% passing score) and evaluation at the end.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Cite the prevalence of vision dysfunction following stroke and TBI
  • Differentiate the role of ophthalmology, optometry and specialist optometrists in managing the visual problems of neurological events
  • Illustrate the anatomical causes of visual complaints
  • Summarize the most common visual consequences of neurological events
  • Differentiate between neglect and a visual field cut
  • Explain the importance of understanding a patient’s vision history
  • Demonstrate techniques to assess eye movements and near vision focusing
  • Develop activities that will improve ocular motor activities
  • List techniques to improve posture and balance using the visual system
  • Document ocular motor and visual skills
  • Utilize modifications during treatment to compensate for visual dysfunction

Robert Constantine


Robert Constantine, OTR\L is a 1997 graduate of University of Alabama at Birmingham Occupational Therapy program where he was awarded the Charles Brooks Award for Creativity. He has practiced in home health, and skilled nursing contexts and spent 9 years as the clinical specialist in brain injury at the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute where he developed a passion for evidenced-based treatment, sharing information and the functional effects of the visual system. Beginning in 2013, he enjoyed a 3 year tenure at an optometry practice where he learned techniques working closely with low vision, pediatric and adult optometrists. He has received Clinical Level 1 and 2 training offered by the Neuro-Optometric Rehab Association. He was also instructed in sports vision training working with the High Performance Vision Associates, a national group of optometrists that offer sports vision screenings to elite athletes. He developed specialized Drag Racing Glasses and has worked with NHRA Sportsman and Professional Drag Racers. He continues to provide vision rehabilitation services to pediatric and adult patients at the Pearl Nelson Center and Kindred at Home in Pensacola, Florida. Robert has been a national and international presenter for since 2016. His courses are engaging and full of personal experience and the latest evidence-based research.
Financial Disclosure: Rob receives honoraria from CIAO Seminars for the presentation of this course. Non-Financial Disclosure: None

Day 1

08:00 - 09:00
Welcome and speaker introduction, The problems and the players, Anatomy of the visual system, Understanding your patients vision history
09:00 - 10:00
Glasses, contacts and IOLs, “Legally blind”, The most common visual complaints after stroke and TBI explained
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:15
Assessing the visual system of the neurological patient, Acuity, contrast sensitivity, Visual Field vs neglect
11:15 - 12:00
Ocular motor skills, The near vision system, Eye Alignment
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 01:30
The Components of a good ocular motor activity, Treating ocular motor problems, The Multitool of ocular motor skills, Simple tools and optometry tool
01:30 - 02:00
Using the Visual system to improve balance and posture
02:00 - 02:15
02:15 - 03:00
Managing double vision-beyond the patch, Treating techniques for visual field cut improvement
03:00 - 03:45
The three step model of vision from Dr. Charles Boulet, Visual perception…when to assess it, Resources and tools
03:45 - 04:00
“I have this patient…” Q&A

Delivery VIA:

  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 7 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.7 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet required
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. AOTA Course approval ID#01697
  • This LIVE course is offered at 0.7 AOTA CEUs Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery category
  • AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (7.8 PDUs - Clinical Lab Assessment)
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
  • This activity is provided by the TBPTE Accredited Prov. #2202009#TX
  • This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • 8.4 Hrs. PT/PTAs in NY
  • 7 Hrs PT/PTAs in AR, IL, TX (7 CCUs)
  • 8 Hrs. OT/COTAs in FL (CE Broker #20-801238)

Contact hours applied for:

  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119. This course has been submitted for review.

Course meets requirements for:

  • PT/PTAs in AK, AL, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IA, KS, KY, ME, MO, MA, MI, MO, MT, NE, NC, NH, ND, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
  • Call CIAO 888-909-CIAO(2426) if you have questions about CE Approval
  • Participants who successfully complete this course will receive CEU Certificate at the end of the course.

  • Intermediate Level
    0.7 ASHA CEUs

    CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)

    CIAO Automatically reports to CE Broker for Florida Occupational and Physical Therapists and Assistants. Florida SLPs can either use the ASHA CE Participant Form (Bubble Sheet) or self-submit through CE Broker.

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


    "I enjoyed the course. Any course that I feel I have learned something new and can use readily in the clinic is helpful. The speaker also answered questions well to clarify information."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jan 2021

    "Excellent course! Robert's expertise in this area is clearly evident and his ability to share his knowledge in an engaging manner was fantastic! For me, this course is just as valuable as Dr. Scheiman's Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits course. "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jan 2021

    "This was pretty advanced for an SLP, but I did learn a lot..."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jan 2021

    "The presenter was an excellent speaker and made the content fun to learn. The only change I would make would be that he spoke a little too fast. Thank you for a great day!"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jan 2021

    "Really enjoyed the course! Robert was an engaging speaker and extremely knowledgeable."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jan 2021

    "Great course with useful intervention strategies provided than can be implemented rather than only generalized knowledge without application tips! "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jan 2021

    "Excellent course, would recommend to anyone interested in knowing more about vision therapy for OT, PT and SLP's."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jan 2021

    "Very good course, lots of actionable information and resources, which is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jan 2021

    "Great and interactive presenter! "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jan 2021

    "Great course with functional activities to use today"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jan 2021