Date: 1/10/2022 (NZDT)

Venue: Sofitel, Viaduct Harbour, 21 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland, 1010, NEW ZEALAND

Provider: ACBO

Contact: Sarah Edwards, [E], [P] 0418 117 717

Learning Objectives

  • 1.1.1Remember from the on-line modules, regarding post-concussion syndrome relative to this workshop, the pathophysiology of concussion as it is currently understood 1.1.1Characterise risk Factors for delayed recovery from concussion
  • 1.1.2 Discuss the epidemiology and domains in Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • 1.1.3 Reproduce the case history process and become familiar with useful Pre-Assessment Forms
  • 1.2.1Classify salient test probes in a neuro-optometric examination 1.2.1Discuss prescribing considerations for patients with PCS
  • 1.2.2Characterise vergence and accommodation dysfunction for patients with PCS
  • 1.2.3Explain peripheral vision and normal and abnormal egocentric localization in ABI
  • 1.2.4 Know the cranial nerves and their function: CN II – Cn X 1.2.4Discuss the importance of eye health assessment and potential red flags 1.2.4Reproduce selected workshop neuro-optometric assessment procedures
  • 1.3.1Relate the role of posture, balance and ambulation & schema breakdown in mABI. 1.3.1Compare the differential diagnoses of vestibular and cervical injury from central dizziness and balance dysfunction
  • 1.3.2Identify aspects of visual function which change as a result of stress or excessive demand.
  • 1.3.3Review factors that determine efficient visual function, namely: • Selective attention • Visual analysis • Visual memory • Speed of processing • Executive function
  • 1.3.4Express & identify pattern glare. 1.3.4Identify salient points in a case analysis and relate a treatment plan to the diagnosis.
  • 1.4.1Illustrate the relevance of vision therapy activities used to reduce over-focalisation and improve centre-peripheral function: • Quoit SILO • TT159 C/P Saccades / Flash light Pointing • TT74 Line Walking • TT157 Streff Walk • TT78 Duck and Pigeon Walks • TT158 Infinity walking • TT75 Peripheral Ball Toss / Juggling • TT79 Peripheral Ball Patting • TT173 Crocodile Snap
  • 1.4.2Discuss use of the metronome as a therapeutic tool in the training room
  • 1.4.3Describe how to use prisms to load spatial and version activities in the training room
  • 2.1.1Review the literature basis on mental health disorders and PCS 2.1.1Describe the mechanism of action of psychotropic drugs and their impact on the visual process.
  • 2.1.2Review the commonly used prescription medicines used in psychological and neurological management 2.1.2Describe the ocular side effects of these medications
  • 2.1.3Consider the differential diagnosis and management plan
  • 2.1.4Discuss post-traumatic headache and vision 2.1.4Analyse and understand relevant clinical findings in case history for headache management and medication considerations
  • 2.2.1Discuss neuro-anatomy and the visual process
  • 2.2.2Review the ventral, lateral and dorsal pathways and a model for schemata breakdown in mABI
  • 2.2.3Express the relevance of visual attention, schemata breakdown, the minimum attention model and cognitive processing.
  • 2.2.4Employ tools to improve communication and enforce discipline about the use of lenses, prisms and filters.
  • 2.3.1Characterise how in ABI we need to prepare the patient for the vision therapy experience. 2.3.1Dramatise how to manipulate the levels of demand of various vision therapy activities by increasing or decreasing the load
  • 2.3.2Understand the factors influencing the hierarchy of the design and implementation of a Vision training program 2.3.2Describe the fundamental principles of providing successful vision therapy for mABI
  • 2.3.4Relate the relevance of vision therapy activities used to rehabilitate VOR gain 1. Cat Cow Extended 2. Gaze Stabilisation 3. CP Rotations 4. Spin Ball 5. VOR line walk
  • 2.4.1Review the importance of including spatial references & proximal localisation during vision therapy for accommodation & vergence.
  • 2.4.2Explain the relevance and review vision therapy procedural and tool knowledge regarding oculomotor function, vergence and accommodation • Prism Saccades • Pursuit Saccades • Four Corners • Finger Fox Me • Other vision therapy procedures from PVT2
  • 3.1.1Evaluate case studies demonstrating assessment and diagnosis of: • Visual spatial dysfunction • Accommodation and Vergence Dysfunction • Visual-vestibular dysfunction • Visual information processing deficits • Balance and Ambulation • Pattern glare.
  • 3.1.2Perform management of a patient using lenses prisms and filters while: Integrating the outcomes based on the clinical findings and prognosis, whilst also considering the age, development or special requirements of the patient.
  • 3.2.1Explain the role of plus lenses prescribed for accommodative-convergence dysfunction and VOR dysfunction.
  • 3.2.2Review the role of prism in concussion injury patients • Compensatory • Yoked • Micro-prism
  • 3.2.3Demonstrate the role of binasal occlusion and filters prescribed for mABI
  • 3.3.1Express the importance of including vision therapy activities which involve simultaneous processing 3.3.1Illustrate the importance of including vision therapy activities which involve sensorimotor integration 3.3.1Review the importance of including vision therapy activities which involve visual information processing 3.3.1Demonstrate appropriate vision therapy procedural and tool knowledge.
  • 3.3.2Perform manipulation of the levels of demand of various activities by increasing or decreasing the load. 3.3.2Understand the factors influencing the hierarchy of the design and implementation of a Vision training program 3.3.2Review relevant cases and identify important clinical findings and suggest relevant vision therapy activities 3.3.2Understand the fundamental principles of providing successful vision therapy for mABI
  • 3.3.3Review the different factors affecting the severity and chronicity of symptoms in men compared to women 3.3.3Describe the process of autonomic dysregulation on vision and body functions following concussion 3.3.3Express the effects of vagal nerve overaction on blood pressure, heart rate and body extremity temperature 3.3.3Discuss the optimal process for using sub-symptom threshold exercise and vision therapy to aid recovery

Max CPD hours awarded: 16.5

Session Information

Part 1 Workshop: Acquired Brain Injury Accreditation in Neuro-Optometric Vision Care (ANOC)
Duration of CPD Session/Module
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.