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Courses Overview and Sequence

 

1st Fall Semester
OT 677 - Foundations in Low Vision Rehabilitation I (3 credit hours)

Introduces the field of low vision rehabilitation and addresses core knowledge required for the subsequent courses. Topics include: demographics of low vision; settings and reimbursement; anatomy of the eye and visual system; medical conditions causing low vision; psychosocial adjustment to vision impairment; communication and health literacy; administration and interpretation of low vision exams and environmental assessment and modification.

 

1st Spring Semester
OT 679 - Foundations in Low Vision Rehabilitation II (3 credit hours)

Focuses on intervention strategies to improve occupational performance. Students learn to use information from evaluations to design appropriate interventions. Topics include: optics and prescribed optical devices, visual skills training, assistive technology, computer modification, reading, writing.

 

2nd Fall Semester
OT 690 - Foundations in Low Vision Rehabilitation III (3 credit hours)

Focuses on intervention strategies to improve occupational performance. Students learn to use information from evaluations to design appropriate interventions. Topics include: Activities of daily living with and without vision, functional mobility, diabetes self-management and driving.

 

2nd Spring Semester
OT 689 - Foundations in Treatment of Visual Impairment from Brain Injury (3 credit hours)

Focuses on adults experiencing occupational limitations due to visual processing impairment from acquired brain injury. Topics include: visual system neuroanatomy; evaluation and intervention for deficits in visual acuity and focusing; hemianopsia; oculomotor impairment; hemi-inattention and neglect.

 

2nd Summer Semester
OT 691- Foundations in Low Vision Rehabilitation IV (3 credit hours)

Focuses on ensuring the student is prepared for practice. Students must attend an intensive 2-day seminar on campus to review/demonstrate competence in evaluation and intervention.