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Evaluation and Treatment of Basic Visual Disorders

presented by Diane Powers Dirette, PhD, OTL, FAOTA

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Financial: Diane Dirette receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Diane Dirette has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course, with Dr. Diane Powers Dirette, provides an overview of the visual system and basic visual deficits. Participants are taught to conduct a visual screening and to provide interventions for visual deficits. Also included in this course is instruction about the differences between homonymous hemianopia and unilateral inattention, as well as training in how to screen for and treat these disorders. Printable screening sheets are included.

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Diane Powers Dirette, PhD, OTL, FAOTA

Diane Powers Dirette is a professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University, mainly teaching Perception and Cognition, Research, and Theory. She earned her bachelor's degree at Eastern Michigan University and her master's and doctorate degrees at New York University, studying occupational therapy at all levels. She has published in national and…

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1. Review of the Visual System

Participants will review and be able to describe the basic anatomy of the eye including basic structures, muscles, and innervation of the eye. Participants will also be able to explain the anatomy of visual processing from visual input to processing in the visual cortex.

2. Visual Disorders

In this chapter, participants will describe visual deficits in several categories including refractive, ocular motor, accommodative and visual field deficits. Participants will also learn to differentiate between homonymous hemianopia and unilateral inattention.

3. Basics of Visual Screening

In this chapter, basic visual screening procedures to detect problems with acuity, contrast sensitivity, ocular motor, pupillary functions and visual fields will be demonstrated and discussed.

4. Treatment of Visual Disorders

This chapter will discuss the three major treatments for visual deficits: remediation, compensation and adaptation. Participants will learn processes for implementing each category of treatment for specific deficits.

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