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IC45: Seeing Opportunities for Success: Visual Factors for Positioning

Functional vision plays a crucial role in successful setup and use of adaptive equipment. Visual assessment is key in the equipment evaluation, particularly for patients with neurological impairment and complex physical needs. Given the high incidence of cortical visual impairment (CVI) and visual processing delays among this population, recognizing and understanding CVI can dramatically alter equipment setup. It is crucial evaluators identify appropriate supports and setup to improve tolerance and function within a positioning system.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;

 

Faculty:

Katherine Clark, MOT, OTR/L, ATP
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Perlman Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
United States

Katherine is a lead occupational therapist and ATP at the Perlman Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, a regional specialty center for assistive technology and patients with cerebral palsy and complex conditions throughout the life span. Her experience includes early intervention, functional vision evaluations, and evaluation and integration of assistive technology systems including augmentative communication, computer access, and positioning equipment. Katherine has specialty training in Kinesio® Taping, neurodevelopment treatment, and cortical visual impairment.

Erin Pope, PT, MPT, ATP
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Perlman Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
United States

Erin is a lead physical therapist and ATP at the Perlman Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she has worked since 2009. The Perlman Center is a regional specialty center designed to address the complex needs of patients with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities throughout the lifespan. Her experience includes early intervention, early childhood, adapted mobility, standing programs, and evaluation and integration of complex rehab equipment. She has additional training in cortical visual impairment.

 

References:

    1. Fazzi, E., Signorini, S. G., La Piana, R., Bertone, C., Misefari, W., Galli, J., ... & Bianchi, P. E. (2012). Neuro?ophthalmological disorders in cerebral palsy: Ophthalmological, oculomotor, and visual aspects. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 54(8), 730-736.
    2. Roman-Lantzy, C. (2010). Cortical visual impairment: An approach to assessment and intervention. NY, NY: AFB Press.
    3. Tallent, A., Tallent, A., & Bush, F. (2012). Little Bear sees: How children with cortical visual impairment can learn to see. Deadwood, OR: Little Bear Sees Publishing,  of Wyatt-MacKenzie.



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