CAOT- Technology for older adults with age-related vision loss (ARVL): What do occupational therapists need to know?
28-Nov-2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Technology for older adults with age-related vision loss (ARVL): What do occupational therapists need to know?

Register online by Nov 21, 2017 - 11/28/2017

Presenters: Colleen McGrath and Julia Foster

Older adults constitute the fastest growing segment of the population with age-related vision loss (ARVL), including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy (Watson, 2001). Despite its overwhelming presence, ARVL is under-treated with older adults commonly waiting between five and seven years after diagnosis before accessing low-vision rehabilitation services, including assistive technology. This webinar will engage occupational therapists in understanding the variety of factors that influence an older adults’ decision-making process regarding the acquisition of low vision devices as well as introduce occupational therapists to some of the technologies that may help support the occupational engagement of older adults with low vision. 

After taking part in this webinar, participants will:
  1. Define age-related vision loss and identify some of the associated occupational challenges.
  2. Identify technologies available to support the occupational engagement of older adults with age-related vision loss.
  3. Apply your new knowledge/understanding to a relevant case study. 
Level:

Intermediate (3-5 years of experience in this specific area of practice)

Areas of practice:

Neurological and neuromuscular, general physical health

Client ages:

Seniors (65 years +)

Register by November 21, 2018

Fees:


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  • Individual registration: $50 for CAOT members / $95 for non-members - plus applicable taxes
  • Group registration: $250 for CAOT members / $475 for non-members - plus applicable taxes
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