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Sunday, 5 January 2020

Visual Processing Impairment I - Evaluation and Intervention for Adult Acquired Brain Injury

Presented by: Mary Warren PhD, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA

Location: Calgary, AB

Date: June 12 and 13, 2020

Cost: $475 early bird

Registration begins: January 13, 2020

To register: see attached brochure/registration form

June 12 and 13, 2020                      Calgary, AB

MARY WARREN PhD, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and instructor in the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation. Dr. Warren developed the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation at UAB and served as its program director and as Co-Director of the UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation before retiring in 2018. She continues to teach in the certificate program. Dr. Warren lectures extensively on vision rehabilitation for persons with age-related eye disease and vision impairment from adult acquired brain injury and is an internationally recognized authority in this area. Dr. Warren is the author of the Brain Injury Visual Assessment Battery for Adults (biVABA), co-editor of the textbook: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults with Low Vision and has contributed chapters to several rehabilitation textbooks.  In addition, Dr. Warren chaired the AOTA panel that developed specialty certification in low vision rehabilitation (SCLV). She was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association in 2006 for her work in vision rehabilitation. Among her many honors, she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Envision Foundation and the Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UAB School of Health Professions.

This intensive workshop provides therapists with the skills to effectively
evaluate and treat visual perceptual dysfunction in adult patients
following stroke and head trauma. The course addresses: visual neglect
and inattention, oculomotor dysfunction, visual field deficits, reduced
visual acuity and disorders of complex visual processing. Participants
are taught how to identify deficiencies in functional performance which
are caused by visual perceptual impairment and design practical
interventions which increase independence in daily occupations. The
course emphasizes a functional and practical approach to evaluation,
treatment and documentation of visual perceptual dysfunction.

·       Identify the basic neurological foundations underlying adult acquired
visual perceptual dysfunction.
·       Correlate deficiencies in visual perceptual processing with changes in
performance of daily occupations.
·       Identify client behaviours that may indicate deficiencies in visual
perceptual processing.
·       Select appropriate assessment tools to measure deficiencies in visual
perceptual processing.
·       Use assessment results to select appropriate treatment interventions.
·       Formulate appropriate treatment interventions and progression of
treatment to enable the client to use visual perceptual processing to
complete daily occupations.
·       Document deficiencies in visual perceptual processing and set
objective, achievable goals.
·       Collaborate with ophthalmologists, optometrists and other rehab
professions to maximize the effectiveness of treatment intervention.
                                                     Don’t miss out!
               This workshop has not been offered in Canada since 2013
$475 CAD Early Bird Rate
June 12 and 13, 2020

Day 1:
8:00-8:30         Registration 
8:30                 Overview of visual processing 
                        framework for evaluation and   
10:00               Break
10:30               Evaluation and intervention for deficits in    
                        visual acuity
11:30               Lunch (provided)
12:30               Evaluation and intervention for 
                        oculomotor deficits
2:15                 Break
2:30                 Oculomotor deficits continued       
3:30                 Evaluation and intervention for visual         field deficits (hemianopia)
4:30                 Adjourn
Day 2:
8:30                 Evaluation and intervention for visual         field deficits (hemianopia) continued
10:00               Break
10:30               Evaluation and intervention for   
                        hemi-inattention and neglect
11:30               Lunch (provided)
12:30               Hemi-inattention and neglect continued 
 2:30                End of Course

Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Physiotherapists.  Although the workshop is specifically designed for therapists who work with adults with acute brain injury, the evaluation and treatment principles are applicable to pediatric and cerebral palsy populations. The workshop is taught from the OT perspective but the information provided is applicable to PTs and SLPs.

The Winston Golf Club
2502 6 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 3Z3
Phone: 403-984-1700   Free parking on site
Early Bird Rate: $475 CAD by May 1, 2020.
Regular Rate: $525 CAD by May 22, 2020.
U.S. residents - please contact for pricing
Registration begins: January 13, 2020
1) Scan and email registration form to: 
    (with payment via cheque or e-transfer to follow)            OR

2) Mail registration form and payment to:
    OT4LIFE Calgary, 1421 41 ST SW, Calgary, AB, T3C 1X7    

Registration is first come, first serve.  Registration confirmation and
receipts will be emailed within two weeks of receiving registration
and payment. Payment is required to reserve your spot.

We accept cheque or Interac e-Transfer.  Unfortunately, we do not accept credit cards.  Tuition is in Canadian Dollars.
Email Interac e-Transfer to: (no password required).  Please make cheque payable to:
“OT4LIFE Calgary”.  Post-dated cheques are accepted (dated up to May 22, 2020).  NSF cheques are subject to a $50 CAD fee.

Receive a full refund minus a $75 CAD processing fee before May 22, 2020. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline May 22, 2020.  Workshop may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances or if sufficient enrollment is not reached by the registration deadline.  Upon cancellation, a full refund would be provided.  In no event shall “OT4LIFE Calgary” be responsible for any costs, losses, damages or liabilities related to this workshop. 
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Visual Processing Impairment I - Evaluation and Intervention for Adult Acquired Brain Injury
June 12 and 13, 2020                                                                                                                                                     Calgary,  AB                                     

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