Collaboration with Neuro-Developmental Optometrists: A Key to More Functional Outcomes

    February 25, 2020
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Portsmouth Regional Hospital
    333 Borthwick Avenue
    Portsmouth, NH

    Topic: Collaboration with Neuro-Developmental Optometrists: A Key to More Functional Outcomes

    Continuing Education: 1.5 CEUs / 1.5 Contact Hours / 1.5 Clock Hours / 1.5 PDUs *

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    Day/Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Venue: Portsmouth Regional Hospital, 333 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 

    Cost: Members - $20

              Non-Members - $35

              Students - $5 (Please bring your student ID)

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    Presenters: Amy Pruszenski, OD, FCOVD & Mary McDonough, OTR/L

    Presenter Bios: 

    Amy Pruszenski, OD, FCOVD graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Science.  She graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 1993.  She has been providing help for brain injury patients for the past 15 years; collaborating with other health care providers to ensure a coordinated approach to rehabilitation.  Dr. Amy was inspired by Dr. Elliott’s book to connect with Dr. Zelinsky, and has been studying her Z-Bell Technique for the past 1.5 yrs.

    Dr. Pruszenski has been a featured speaker for the Vermont Brain Injury Association, the New Hampshire Brain Injury Association, the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Concussion Symposium, and the World Brain Mapping & Therapeutics meeting.  Topics include “Post Traumatic Vision Syndrome: Managing double vision, field deficits and dizziness;” and, “Visual Rehabilitation: A Missing Link to Recovery.”

    Mary McDonough, OTR/L is an occupational therapist in the outpatient rehabilitation department of Portsmouth Hospital.  She is also adjunct faculty at University of New Hampshire.   Over the past several years, Mary has worked on conjunction with Dr. Pruszenski to address the needs of patients with brain injuries.


    A team approach is critical to achieving patient outcomes; inter-professional referrals can make all the difference. We will discuss how outcomes can be impacted when post-concussion vision disorders are not properly addressed. Cases will be shared to demonstrate the importance of including vision in your treatment plans for post-concussion patients.

    1. To review the different types of post-trauma/concussion visual sequelae
    2. Collaboration between Neurology, OT/PT/SLP, Neuro-Ophthalmology & Neuro-Optometric Vision Rehabilitation
    3. Insight into the Neuro-Optometric Evaluation
    4. Incorporating Vision Rehabilitation into your Treatment Plan
    5. Case Examples showing Collaboration between OT and Neuro-Developmental Optometry to help the audience see how it improves patient outcomes


    $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)