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Addressing the Needs of Students with Visual Impairments

Presented by: 

Kelsey Kornaus MOT, OTR/L

Kelsey Kornaus MOT, OTR/L

Watch on-demand and earn AOTA-Approved CEUs

Course Description

Participants will deepen their knowledge of working with students with visual impairments. Information will include an overview of the sensory systems and how sensory information is processed differently for students with visual impairments. Participants will gain an understanding of common sensory characteristics expressed by students with visual impairments while learning how to assess and develop strength-based collaborative intervention strategies.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the connection between visual impairments, sensory processing, and sensory preferences.

2. Identify assessment tools to utilize when assessing students with sensory concerns and visual impairments.

3. Recognize strengths-based intervention strategies to facilitate students who have a visual impairment in accessing the educational curriculum.

Contact Hours

This course is 1 hour in length. (0.1 AOTA CEUs)

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OTSchoolhouse.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #0252. Course approval ID# 07035. This distance learning - interactive and independent online course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, OT service delivery). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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Agenda

0-5 minutes

Introduction


5-15 minutes

An overview of the sensory systems


15-25 minutes

An overview of common types of visual impairments


25-40 minutes

Common sensory traits expressed by students with visual impairments


40-50 minutes

Assessment tools


50-55 minutes

Intervention supports and strategies.


55-60 minutes

Questions and Answers

Your Instructor

Kelsey Kornaus MOT, OTR/L

Kelsey Kornaus MOT, OTR/L

Kelsey Kornaus is an occupational therapist with a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. Over the past 7 years, Kelsey has been working in the school-based setting supporting students with visual impairments from ages 3-21 years old.

Registration

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Instructional Methods

A combination of speaker presentation with a slide deck and Q+A with the presenter

Target Audience
& Educational Level

This is an introductory level course intended for occupational therapy practitioners working in school systems or with a goal to better understand occupational therapy in school systems

Course Completion Requirements

To receive a certificate for this course, you must watch the recorded course in its entirety. Then, you will need to take a learning assessment test and earn a score 75% or higher. If you pass, a certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email.

Special Needs Requests

This course will include closed captioning and a transcript may be available upon request. You may also rewatch the course or sections of the course as needed. Additional accommodations may be requested by reaching out to us via email. 

Financial & Non-financial Disclosures

Speaker Disclosure

Kelsey Kornaus does not earn any income from programs discussed in the presentation. She is receiving an honorarium for this presentation.

Sponsor Disclosure

The OTS Collaborative Community is a product of the OT Schoolhouse.

Content Disclosure

This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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Schoolhouse Education, LLC is proud to be an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development

AOTA-Approval for this Professional Development Opportunity is in progress.  

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Professional Development/Information Disclaimer

The material presented in this course is not intended to represent the only or the best methods appropriate for the occupational therapy and/or medical condition or professional development issues being discussed but rather is intended to present the opinions of the presenters, which may be helpful to other health care professionals at arriving at their own conclusions and consequent application. Attendees participating in this professional development education program do so with full knowledge that they waive any claim they may have against the A-Z School-Based OT Course, Schoolhouse Education, LLC, and OT School House and its staff or representatives for reliance on any information presented during these educational activities.

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I release Schoolhouse Education, LLC, OT Schoolhouse, and its staff, presenters, and any other individuals or entities associated with this course from any and all liability connected with my participation, as well as from any liability related to changes to the schedule, events or activities. I acknowledge and agree that I am participating on my own choice and assume all risk in connection thereof and that in the event that a need for emergency medical service arises, I authorize and consent to such services being provided at my own expense.

Cancelation & Refund Policy

In the event that Schoolhouse Education, LLC must cancel the event for any reason, participants will be offered a credit toward the rescheduled event. OT Schoolhouse Collaborative subscribers may cancel their subscription at any time. 

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