Guidance for the occupational therapy management of visual and vestibular fallout in adults with acquired brain injury

Expiry Date
: 01/04/2027
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
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This article gives background on the visual and vestibular systems and their influence on occupational performance, provides two theoretical models to guide assessment of these skills and discusses the clinical implications of these models with some guidance for management.

Keywords: Vestibular, visual-perceptual, traumatic brain injury, multisensory integration

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to present current clinical terminology and concepts, particularly about the visual and vestibular systems, and offer conceptual models to support an integrated approach to the evaluation and treatment of the vestibulo-ocular problems experienced by clients with neurological injuries.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The visual and vestibular systems and common problems occurring in these systems after acquired brain injuries

  2. The interaction between the vestibular and visual systems
  3. How to assess aspects of both visual and vestibular function in clients as well as how to integrate these assessments
  4. The two conceptual models presented and how these can assist in the management of these clients
  5. Clinical implications of these models including guidelines for assessment and treatment
  6. The relationship between vestibulo-ocular skills and other factors such as posture, anxiety, cognitive skills, and patient instruction.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
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