Therapists help patients to become independent by addressing visual deficits, difficulties with activities of daily living (ADLS), impaired cognition and limited upper extremity function. Overall, the goal of occupational therapy is to help patients return to participation in the activities that they need and want to do.
Vision therapy, depending on your specific deficits, may consist of tasks to retrain scanning, convergence/ divergence, accommodation and saccades to allow for reading, use of a computer or cell phone, driving and return to sports. The Bernell Brewster assessment tool may be used to obtain specific information to guide therapy.
Cognitive trainingconsists of assessment and treatment of memory, attention, processing speed, and comprehension. This may include the Attention Process Training Program (APT).
Depending on the nature of your upper extremity impairments, various state- of- the- art equipment may be used:
- The Neofect Extenderassists with digit extension when a patient has flexor tone.
- Bioness H200 is aneuroprosthetic device that uses electrical stimulation to improve hand function.
- BrightBraineris a research–based gaming system that addresses both impaired cognition as well as upper extremity impairments.http://brightbrainer.com/
- Vision Tap is an application for the iPad designed specifically for use under the guidance of a vision therapy provider. This program features a collection of vision-related procedures that can be used in the treatment of visual deficits, including visual perception, hand-eye coordination, saccades/reaction time, and scanning skills
- Constant Therapy is a software program developed by a team of neuroscientists and tailored to a patient’s specific needs to address cognitive impairments such as memory, concentration and processing
Schedule an appointment today with an experienced therapist by calling (609)896-2515.
For specific clinical questions please contact, Lisa Luskin, the Clinical Director at (609) 896-9500 ext 2383 or Lluskin@SLRC.org