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    Improving Function after Visual Field Loss

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    Appropriate Disciplines


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

Course Description

There are two ways to participate in this live stream event (BOTH count as LIVE Continuing Education!:):
  1. in the LIVE STUDIO audience in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. via LIVE STREAM around the world - Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer and interact with the instructor.
Course time(s):
9:00 AM Central (10:00 AM Eastern; 8:00 AM Mountain; 7:00 AM Pacific)


“I can’t see on one side” is a common complaint following stroke and brain injury. It causes safety issues, difficulty with reading and loss of driving privileges for thousands of brain injury survivors per year. This course presents the current evidence supporting the active treatment of visual field cuts and the techniques you can use to improve the quality of life for survivors with visual field loss. From adaptive techniques to resume reading to increasing awareness of the environment, this course will give you the skills to help your patient reach their full potential.

Course Objectives

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

  • Define the anatomy involved in visual field loss
  • Differentiate visual field loss from neglect
  • Identify the best eye professional to assess your patient with complaints of visual field loss
  • Demonstrate techniques used to expand the visual field
  • Develop modifications to improve safety and function in patients with visual field cuts
  • Apply techniques to improving reading in patients with a field cut
  • Describe equipment commonly used in vision rehabilitation programs to improve visual field cuts

Robert Constantine

OTR\L

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

09:00 - 09:15
Explaining Visual Field Cut
09:15 - 09:30
Anatomy of Visual Field Cut
09:30 - 09:40
Functional Effects of Visual Field cut
09:40 - 10:00
Neglect or Field Cut
10:00 - 10:15
Who do we refer to?
10:15 - 10:30
VF assessment in the therapy clinic
10:30 - 10:45
Break
10:45 - 11:45
Treatment techniques
11:45 - 12:15
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. 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:

  • 3 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider (0.3 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet submission required
  • ASHA CE Provider Approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (3 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 meets 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
  • This activity is provided by the Texas Board of PT Examiners Accredited Prov #2202009#TX
  • 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 Rule Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Physical Therapy
  • CIAO is an Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Approved for:
  • 3 Hrs. PT/PTAs in CA (CIAO22-50). IL, TX (APTA TX #2202009 for 3 CCUs)
  • 3 Hours Registered with CEBroker for OT/COTAs in AL, AZ, GA, LA, MS, SC, TN and PT/PTAs in GA
  • 3.5 Hrs. OT/COTAs, PT/PTAs in FL (CE Broker #20-898301)
  • 3.6 Hrs. PT/PTAs in NY

Course meets requirements for:

  • PT/PTAs in AL, AK, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, MD, MA, MI, MO, MT, NE, NH, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY


  • Intermediate Level
    0.3 ASHA CEUs



    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.




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


    Reviews

    "Great course! Robert is clearly very knowledgeable about this topic. He is also great at sharing relevant, practical information about vision and vision issues that therapists can actually use. I really enjoyed this course!"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2022

    "It was great, thanks!"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2022

    "Discuss best route for Vision Certification"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2022