× Home Calendar Courses Club CIAO Request A Course VitalStim® Info VitalStim® Registry Products eCourse Bundles About Us Our Mission Podcasts FAQs/Forms Toys & Tools Search Contact Login!
  • BACK

    Visual Consequences of Stroke, Brain Injury and Concussion in Adults

  • RESOURCES & DISCIPLINES       Bring This Course to You!


    Registration Form

    Course Calendar

    Add to Calendar 11/19/2023 08:00 AM 11/19/2023 04:00 PM America/Chicago Visual Consequences of Stroke, Brain Injury and Concussion in Adults Hotel: Home2Suites by Hilton
    Phone: 850-203-6700
    CIAO Studios CIAO Seminars, Inc mail@ciaoseminars.com false MM/DD/YYYY

    Printer Friendly

    Appropriate Disciplines

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

Course Description

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.


  1. Attend as part of the LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. Attend via LIVE STREAM from anywhere around the world. Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer.


  • This live event is streamed in real time. 
  • Course agenda is in Central time, please adjust for your time zone
  • Registrants who attend the live broadcast will be able to interact with instructor.
  • All registrants will have access to the broadcast recording for 14 days.
  • A group may view the course together, however each attendee must be individually registered in order to receive CE credit.


  • Attend/view entire course
  • Pass multiple choice quiz (80% min score)
  • Complete online course evaluation


  • SLPs - this course is registered with ASHA as Blended Learning. ASHA CEUs may be earned by attending live, viewing the recording, or a combination of both.
  • OTs - Participants who need live hours for state license renewal must attend in real time yet, will still have access to the recording for 14 days.

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 By Request - This course is available to come to you! Contact us to see how easy that can be. mail@ciaoseminars.com
  • 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. Included with each Live Stream registration is access to the course recording for the 14 days immediately following the broadcast.

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)
  • 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. #2502009#TX
  • This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes CIAO Seminars as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers Offering Continuing Competency Courses
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California has determined that CIAO meets the standards set forth in section 1399.95 of the CA Code of Regulations
  • CIAO is a PT Approved Provider #BAP202310092 for the Oklahoma Medical Board. All PT courses for the 2022-2023 reporting period are approved.
  • CIAO is a Rule Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Physical Therapy
  • CIAO is an Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Approved for:
  • 7 Hrs PT/PTAs in CA(CIAO23-44). IL, OK(BAP202310092), TX(APTA TX #2502009 for 7 CCUs)
  • 7 Hrs. Registered with CEBroker for OT/COTAs in AL, AZ, GA, LA, MS, SC, TN
  • 7 Hrs. Registered with CEBroker for PT/PTAs in GA, OK, SC, TN
  • 8 Hrs. OT/COTAs and PT/PTAs in FL (CE Broker #20-801238)
  • 8.4 Hrs. PT/PTAs in NY

Course meets requirements for:

  • PT/PTAs in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MO, MT,
  • PT/PTAs in NE, NH, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
  • OT/COTAs in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, LA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT,
  • OT/COTAs in NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
  • This course either follows the CE rules/regulations for the disciplines in the states listed above, or is approved by a state recognized CE Approver.

  • 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.


    "Extremely knowledgeable presenter. Wow! Robert is a wealth of information and experience!"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Nov 2023

    "Huge learning curve for SLP with minimal experience in vision/visual impairments. Appreciate all of the resources and references."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Nov 2023

    "I worked as a peds ST for many years and have always had an appreciation of visual training and even took my son who tilted his head and missed words when learning to read. Now that I am working in Home Health with people who have a variety of neuro diagnosis I use reading frequently to address attention, word recognition, and naming and trying to fit all the pieces together. Thanks for a very thorough and interesting presentation. "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Nov 2023

    "I enjoyed this course. The real-life examples were most helpful."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Nov 2023

    "There is a lot of great content and not so much time to get through it all. But I wish the parts for assessments and interventions were given more time. I think exploring case studies from chart review, to intervention then documenting would be helpful."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

    "Great job! Wish I could come shadow you for a week. :)"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

    "Great course! I? learned so much about vision deficits that are common in CVA and TBI patients that I? will start to utilize in my own practice. Thank you! "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

    "I am a seasoned therapist with vision experience. I was looking to get updated information as well as learn more about concussion, as I began treating this population about a year ago. This met my expectations and I will return to the clinic with some new tools. Thanks !"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

    "Robert was a great speaker. Attending a course virtually is not always an easy task, though I was easily engaged. Great conference "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2022

    "The BEST vision rehab course I have taken in my 13 years as an OT. And I have taken a few! Thank you so much! "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2022

    "Great course with excellent explanations and treatment ideas. "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2022

    "I really enjoyed this course. I think Robert was incredibly knowledgeable and able to explain things in a clear and concise way. I really enjoyed how he gave us actual practical tips and examples that we can use in our own practice. Thank you so much!"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2022

    "I took this course primarily to answer some of my own questions about vision deficits my elderly brother experienced following two TBIs suffered while he was in his 50s and which he continues to experience today. I also wanted to improve my own awareness of how to identify these deficits in the patients I see on the Brain and Spine Unit in the acute hospital where I work. It was very interesting to take a course that was a bit more on the periphery of my scope of practice as a speech pathologist, and I enjoyed the stretch it took for me to acquire and hold on to the information. Thanks to CIAO and to Robert. Just wanted to add that I very much appreciate the chance to take your live courses remotely. The video was a bit more problematic this time than I remember from past CIAO courses; the picture quality was not as good this time and some of Robert's slides were not very readable. I appreciate the immediate help I was able to get by phone to alleviate a problem with buffering during the first part of the presentation. "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2021

    "This was very helpful. I would like to continue with the learning and staying up to date with information with groups and resources that were provided. "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2021

    "great course! Just wish I hadn't missed the first 15 minutes of the live stream d/t technical issues; downloading/viewing on FireFox appeared to do the trick. "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2021

    "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