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Clinical Evaluation and Management of Visual and Perceptual Impairments:
A “Hands-On” Approach

TIRR Continuing Education - Vision Course Image

Speakers:

Crystal Kasper, OD
Amy Berryman, OTR
Karen Rasavage, OTR

Open to: OT, PT, SLP

Course Date: July 14-15, 2018

Time: Saturday 8:30 - 5 p.m., Sunday 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Location:
TIRR Memorial Hermann Inpatient Rehabilitation - Greater Heights
South Tower Conference Center, Main Entrance
Conference Rooms BCDE
1635 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008

(I-610 and Ella Blvd, The Heights)

Parking: Parking available in Garage 2, $6 per visit

Accommodations: Click here to see a list of nearby hotels.

Handouts: Provided prior to course

Description

In this two-day course, experienced clinicians will offer their knowledge of the visual system, assessment techniques, professional networking regarding visual management, and clinical manifestations of common visual impairments following stroke and traumatic brain injury. The entire second day of the course is devoted to the clinical application of treatment strategies in a hands on interactive lab format. The assessment and treatment strategies learned can be immediately implemented in practice by clinicians and are appropriate for people with acquired brain injury throughout the continuum of care. Participants will receive a detailed outline of each presentation, basic visual treatment tools, and reference materials for use following the course.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for the occupational, physical, and speech therapists from a variety of clinical settings who wants to establish a fundamental understanding of evaluation and treatment of patients with neurologically-related visual and visual-perceptual impairments.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. State anatomy and function of normal visual systems.
  2. Define common visual terminology and identify implications for therapy.
  3. Identify common visual and visual-perceptual impairments associated with Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke.
  4. Demonstrate a basic vision screening for referral to a vision specialist.
  5. Develop clinical skills to assist with treatment planning for the patient with visual and visual-perceptual impairments.
  6. Explain multi-disciplinary and functional impacts of visual impairments.
  7. Demonstrate basic treatment approaches addressing visual deficits including environmental modifications and remedial visual therapy exercises.

Instructional Methods Used:

Lecture, Discussion

Assessment of Learning Objectives:

Discussion, Completion of feedback form

Speaker Information

Crystal Kasper, OD

Crystal Kasper, OD

Dr. Crystal Kasper obtained her Doctorate of Optometry from Nova Southeastern in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2009. After clinical training, Dr. Kasper gained experience in low vision rehabilitation, pediatrics, visual perceptional disorders and vision therapy, extensive specialty contact lens fitting, oculoplastics, laser vision correction, glaucoma, cornea and diseases of all ages.

Since 2009, Dr. Kasper has practiced in multi-doctor facilities. She has experience in every aspect of eye care and with the latest technology available in the field. She currently focuses on rehabilitation following stroke and concussion.

Dr. Kasper’s passion to care for people and their health has led her on three medical missions:Feed The Children’s Medical Mission Team in Bolivia, Global Brigades’ outreach for Eye Care in Honduras, and Pardada Pardadi Educational Society in Annupshur, India. Since 2013, she has volunteered as an eye care provider for the homeless at the Denver Rescue Mission.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial Disclosures: Paid Speaker
  • Non-financial Disclosures: None Reported

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Amy Berryman, OTR, MSHSA

Amy Berryman is the occupational therapy brain injury supervisor at Craig Hospital and is the chair of the Craig Hospital Brain Injury Summit. She has worked throughout the continuum of care in traumatic brain injury for over 17 years, including inpatient, outpatient, and transitional living settings. She has presented extensively on vision rehabilitation in traumatic brain injury and has published in the areas of vision, interdisciplinary team approaches to rehabilitation, and vocational rehabilitation. Additionally, she has advanced training in NDT techniques and other modalities to facilitate neuro-muscular recovery. Amy completed her occupational therapy degree in 2000 at the University of Oklahoma, and graduated with her master’s degree in health services administration from Regis University in 2007. She is a professor for the Creighton University occupational therapy program, facilitating the neurorehabilitation lab coursework for their Colorado cohort.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial Disclosures: Paid speaker for this course
  • Non-financial Disclosures: None Reported

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Karen Rasavage, OTR

Karen Rasavage, OTR currently works as the Occupational Therapy Education Coordinator and Vision Clinic Coordinator at Craig Hospital. Karen also works as a part-time private practitioner. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1999 with her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Karen’s years of experience include working throughout the continuum of care within the traumatic brain injury population. She developed a strong interest in vision rehabilitation early in her practice. While participating in professional mentorships with neuro-optometrists, she places emphasis on integrating occupational therapy concepts, such as sensory integration and activity analysis, into visual rehabilitation with children and adults following brain injury. She also has specialized training in NDT, Kinesiotaping, and SAEBO applications for enhanced upper extremity functioning. Karen has been published in the areas of interdisciplinary rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, and visual inattention, and presents extensively to rehabilitation professionals on vision treatment following acquired brain injury.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial Disclosures: Paid speaker for this course
  • Non-financial Disclosures: None Reported

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest

Policy & Procedures exist whereby all speakers must disclose any relationships which may cause a conflict of interest. Any relevant financial and non-financial relationships will be disclosed via speaker agreement, written notification after agreement, and prior to presentation.

Program Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

Day 1: Saturday, July 14, 2018

TimeTopic & Activity
8:30 a.m.Registration
9 - 10:30 a.m.Course Overview
Vision in Neuro rehabilitation
Roles of Medical and allied health professionals
Process of vision/Anatomy review
Common visual impairments following brain injury
Management of Medical Eye Problems
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 - 12 p.m.Clinical Observations and Screening for Visual Impairments
12 - 1 p.m.Lunch Break
1 - 3:15 p.m.Clinical Observations and Screening for Visual Impairments
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.Break
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.Patient Screening Practice
4:30 - 5 p.m.Summary and Questions

Day 2: Sunday, July 15, 2018

TimeTopic & Activity
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.Suggested Vision Treatment Process
Vision Treatment Basics
Increasing Automaticity
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.Spatial Awareness Learning/Lab
9:45 - 10:15 a.m.Oculomotor Learning/Lab
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.Visual-Motor Learning/Lab
11:15 - 12 p.m.Convergence/Accommodation Learning/Lab
12 - 1 p.m.Lunch Break
1 - 1:45 p.m.Scanning/Speed of Processing Learning/Lab
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.Visual Analysis
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.Sample Case
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.Break
2:45 - 4 p.m.Group Casework and Discussions
4 - 4:30 p.m.Wrap-up, Questions, Feedback, Certificates

 

Education

Participants must attend the entire course in order to receive CEU’s/CCU’s and course certificate. No partial credits will be given.

OT:

Memorial Hermann Health System is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from AOTA. No partial credits will be given.

AOTA CEUs: 1.3
AOTA Classification Code: Occupational Therapy Process- Intervention
AOTA Instructional Level: Intermediate
OT Participants MUST ATTEND ENTIRE COURSE in order to receive CEUs / CCUs and course certificate. No partial credits will be given.

OT Approved CE

PT:

Memorial Hermann Health System is TPTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course meets continuing competence requirements (CCUs) for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. No partial credits will be given.

TPTA CCUs: 13
PT Participants MUST ATTEND ENTIRE COURSE in order to receive CEUs / CCUs and course certificate. No partial credits will be given.

TPTA 2017

SLP:

Memorial Hermann Health System is an ASHA Approved Provider of continuing education- provider ID ABAF. The assignment of ASHA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from ASHA.

ASHA CEUs: 1.3
Partial Credits: SLP Participants MUST ATTEND ENTIRE COURSE in order to received CEUs and course Certificate. NO PARTIAL CREDITS will be given.
ASHA Classification Code: 1060

ASHA

This course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs.
(Intermediate, Professional Area)

Registration

Registration limited to: 40, Registration closes at capacity, or by July 09, 2018

Early Bird Registration ends: June 15, 2018

  • Early Bird Registration for MHHS Employees: $200
  • Early Bird for Community Attendees: $275

Regular Registration closes on July 09, 2018

  • Regular Registration for MHHS Employees: $275
  • Regular Registration for Community Attendees: $350

Registration closes on: July 09, 2018 or when at capacity of 40 people

Cancellation Fee: Refunds, minus 25% of registration fee, will be granted if cancellation notice is received in writing according to the stated cancellation policy below.

Cancellation Policy: If you register and do not attend, or do not fulfill the requirements of the class, your course and all other associated fees will not be refunded. All cancellations must be in writing 14 days prior to the course start date to ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org. Refunds will not be granted past this date.

Cancellation of the event by TIRR Memorial Hermann will result in a full refund of monies received, less any noted cancellation fee.

Cancellation by the Sponsor/Instructor will result in a full refund of the tuition. Sponsor/Instructor is not responsible for additional expenses incurred by registrants. TIRR Memorial Hermann reserves the right to cancel or change any programs for due cause. Cancellation of the event by TIRR Memorial Hermann will result in a full registration refund of monies received. TIRR Memorial Hermann is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstances. In the event of a course cancellation, participants will be notified via email & contact phone number on the registration form below. Please fill out all information in registration form.

Parking: $6 per visit, Garage 2 located on 26th Street, just off Ella Street.

Assistance: All participants in Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, and supportive teaching and learning environment. Please email ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org or note on registration any specific needs we can work to assist you with.

Complaints: Complaints of faculty and participants are handled with dignity and respect by the course coordinator and/or Director of Rehabilitation with resolution of the complaint communicated to all involved parties. All participants in Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, and supportive teaching and learning environment.

Questions: Contact at (713) 797-7432 or email ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org.