Course #: 014-1332
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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#05549. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.125 CEUs, Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.
CE Credit Hours: 1.25 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CEU Course Description
Vision is one of many crucial performance skills that occupational therapists address as part of their treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate 12 million Americans are living with ongoing vision concerns, which makes the low vision practice area an important one within our field. OTs are known to help individuals with chronic or acute visual conditions. However, there are other medical concerns that can lead someone to experience secondary visual deficits. The CDC says about 80 million Americans have health conditions that can lead to blindness if they are unmanaged. Regardless of their etiology, vision problems can impact a person’s quality of life and occupational engagement across the lifespan. This is why preventive, rehabilitative, and maintenance services from occupational therapists are so important to this population. Occupational therapists with any amount of experience have the skills needed to assist individuals with visual impairments as they lead fuller, more meaningful lives.
CEU Course Objectives
Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP
Educational Level: Introductory
Course Category: OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Course Date: 2022-09-19
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