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Session Description: This session will discuss low vision and implications for care of older adults. Participants will gain knowledge of what low vision is, how conditions of aging causing low vision interfere with occupational performance, how to recognize behaviors caused by vision loss and general intervention strategies to enhance quality of life and client outcomes.
Describe the prevalence and characteristics of older adults with low vision.
Identify how age related eye conditions causing low vision interfere with occupational performance.
Describe and apply intervention strategies to enhance occupational performance of older adults with low vision.
State referral sources for older adults with low vision.
Speaker(s): Elizabeth A. Barstow PhD, OTR/L Sonya Braudway, OD, FAAO