What is Orientation & Mobility? Visual Impairment and A Missing Link in Effective OT

    November 19, 2019
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Portsmouth Regional Hospital
    333 Borthwick Avenue
    Portsmouth, NH
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    Topic: What is Orientation & Mobility? Visual Impairment and A Missing Link in Effective OT

    Continuing Education: 0.2 CEUs / 2 Contact Hours / 2 Clock Hours / 2 PDUs *

    *In accordance with NBCOT and AOTA guidelines, the NHOTA is now providing conversions for all possible ways to log continuing education credits.

    Day/Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Venue: Portsmouth Regional Hospital (1st Floor Classrooms), 333 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH

    Cost: Members - $20

              Non-Members - $35

              Students - $5 (Please bring your student ID)

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    Presenter: Andy Egan, M.Ed, OTR/L, COMS (pending certification)

    Presenter Bio: 

    Andy has been an OT since 1998 upon graduating from UNH. He has worked in Brain Injury, Private and Public Schools, Home Care, Skilled Nursing and Acute Care rehab. He recently completed an MEd and COMS (Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist) from UMASS Boston after long searching for information about visual deficits and their impact on function. Andy enjoys any activity outdoors esp. Mountain Biking, fishing or Hiking related. He lives in the lakes region of NH with his High-School aged son and Wife whom is also a lifelong educator. They have a lot of pets and think of work as a means to do what they love. Andy currently works at Boothby Therapy Services and at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. 

    Goals/objectives:

    1) Learn what are the primary related service fields for Visual Impairments

    2) Know the Main focus of each discipline and how they are funded and accessed

    3) Learn at least 3 primary causes of Visual Impairments and identify 1 way to assist with management in functional environments

    4) Learn about 3rd world countries and the main causes of visual impairment

    5) Learn about CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) and its prevalence in 1st world countries

    Tickets

    $20.00 NHOTA Members

    $35.00 Non-Members

    $5.00 Student NHOTA Members (Please bring your student ID)

    $5.00 Non-Member Students (Please bring your student ID)