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    Occupational Therapist

    COTA Skills 120

    Working with Elders Who Have Vision Impairments


    • Describe typical physiological changes affecting vision that occur with aging
    • Name and describe the major ocular diseases affecting vision in elders
    • Describe common vision deficits resulting from neurological insults in elders
    • Describe psychosocial implications of vision impairments in elders, possible effects on rehabilitation, and on functional outcomes
    • Describe the use of the OT Practice Framework's  dynamic, interactive process of evaluation, intervention, and outcomes to address functional deficits in elder clients resulting from visual impairment
    • Identify general principles to enhance vision
    • Identify environmental or contextual considerations and interventions to increase independence and safety in elders with low vision 
    • Identify general principles in intervention of visual dysfunction after brain insult
    • Identify team members and community resources that registered OTR's and COTA's may collaborate with to improve functional outcomes in elders with low vision

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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