Yolanda Cate, MS, OTR/L, CDE

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Low Vision Instructor

Yolanda Cate is an occupational therapist and certified diabetes educator in Lithia, Florida where she is the manager and owner of an occupational therapy private practice providing low vision rehabilitation services and diabetes education (www.otrehabsolutions.com).

Yolanda has extensive experience in clinical practice and teaching. She served on the occupational therapy faculties of the University of Kansas, Texas Women's University and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. While at the University of Texas, she developed the proposal for the Lions Low Vision Center of Texas, an outpatient university based multidisciplinary low vision rehabilitation center in San Antonio. She worked for many years as a staff therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City's low vision and blind vocational rehabilitation program.

Yolanda joined the occupational therapy faculty as a certified course instructor in 2003. She has taught a course on starting a low vision rehabilitation program and currently teaches course modules on diabetes self-management. She authored chapters on diabetes self-Management for adults with low vision for the textbook: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults with Low Vision published by AOTA Press and for the Self-Paced Clinical Course: Low Vision: Occupational Therapy Intervention with the Older Adult, published by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She is much south after speaker on diabetes self-management and frequently provides short courses and workshops on this topic.

Yolanda teaches the diabetes self-managment module in OT 690 and is an instructor for the on-campus intensive in OT 691.