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Low Vision: “Seeing” Our Patients’ Full Potential in Occupational Therapy

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 0 Comments

Check out some great OT suggestions, treatment ideas and ways to screen your patients with low vision and help them succeed!

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Resources from the Show:

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  • Brain Injury Visual Assessment Battery for Adults (BIVABA)- Uses the hierarchy of vision to assess the most basic visual skills to the higher level cognitive visual skills. It’s easy to use and comes with a DVD (possibly a USB now?) in which each visual test is demonstrated.
  • Self-Report Assessment of Functional Visual Performance (SRAFVP) - Questionnaire and very easy to administer. Able to calculate g-codes from assessment
  • Low Vision Independence Measure (Smith)

Helpful Additional Resources:

Low Vision Apps

  • Looktell money reader- tells you the denomination of paper money
  • Dragon dictation- voice to text app, so you can speak into it and easily see your emails, texts, etc.
  • Color ID - identifies color
  • Zoom Reader- helps you magnify text
  • Speak it! Text to Speech app
  • BeMyEyes- a really cool app in which sighted users assist people with visual impairment

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