Workshop 6 Low Vision Rehabilitation Workshop

Synopsis

This workshop will discuss the principles, concepts and applications of managing and rehabilitating visual impairment. Participants will learn the overview of low vision rehabilitation, assessments and interventions, low vision aids, integration and participation in mainstream education. The interdisciplinary role of optometry, occupational therapy, orientation and mobility training, and community-based rehabilitation in managing individuals with low vision will also be presented. Hands-on sessions and case studies will be used to highlight specific assessments and rehabilitative strategies.

Topic outline

  • Overview of Low Vision Rehabilitation
  • Low Vision Assessments and Optical Aids
  • Role of the Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assessments and Interventions
  • Role of the Orientation and Mobility Specialist
  • Assessments and Interventions for School Participation
  • Learning Medium Assessments for Children with Low Vision

Target audience: Occupational therapists and rehabilitation practitioners

Target participation: 25-30 participants (min. 20 to run)

Workshop length: Half day

Workshop Leaders

Danial Bohan, Senior Optometrist

Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital

Christie Chua Huimin, Senior Occupational Therapist

Department of Rehabilitation, National University Hospital

Chen Xuanyu, Senior Occupational Therapist, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Department of Rehabilitation, National University Hospital

Bhavani Elangovani, Principal Occupational Therapist

Allied Health Professional Group, AWWA Ltd