2015-01-29

Professional Development | Training | Workshops

The MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre provides professional development, training and workshops to help you acquire new knowledge or skills, or to put your skills to level.




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Understanding and managing visual deficits in children: A guide for occupational therapist

This seminar is designed to help therapists develop a comprehensive understanding of vision and how vision can impact on the therapy process in children. A three component model of vision will be presented stressing the importance of optical, visual efficiency and visual information processing disorders. A screening battery that allows the therapist to test for the most common vision problems in children will be presented. Treatment options will be discussed at length including both compensatory strategies and rehabilitative techniques (vision therapy). A therapy sequence for eye movement and visual processing disorders will be presented. Case studies will be used throughout the presentation. Testing and intervention techniques presented will be applicable to the pediatric population.

Understanding and managing visual deficits after acquired brain injury

This seminar is designed to help therapists develop a comprehensive understanding of vision deficits commonly associated with acquired brain injury in adults and seniors (stroke, TBI, brain tumors). Included will be the most common vision disorders and basic pathologies of the visual system, as well as their functional implications. A three component model of vision will be presented stressing the importance of optical, visual efficiency and visual information processing disorders. A screening battery that allows therapist to test for the most common vision problems will be presented. Treatment options will be discussed at length including both compensatory strategies and rehabilitative techniques (vision therapy). Case studies will be used throughout the presentation.





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