Rehab Training

Rehabilitation teachers provide instruction and guidance in adaptive, independent living skills, enabling individuals of all ages who are blind and visually impaired to confidently carry out their daily activities.

Areas addressed by a vision rehabilitation therapist might include:

  • Communications training
  • Handwriting guides for making lists
  • Braille instruction
  • Keyboarding
  • Dialing the phone
  • Note taking
  • Time orientation
  • Meal Management
  • Stove and oven safety
  • Meal preparation including pouring, chopping, timing foods
  • Kitchen organization and labeling
  • Financial Management
  • Check writing and record keeping
  • Money identification
  • Banking and credit cards
  • Household Management
  • Outlet usage
  • Setting the thermostat
  • Simple home repairs
  • Laundry, clothing care and labeling
  • Housekeeping/general cleaning
  • Sewing
  • Personal/Family Care
  • Medication idenfication
  • Make-up application/shaving
  • Child care
  • Health management

In many of these cases, having a good system is key and it’s all about the technique.  Adaptive equipment is also available to help make these tasks easier.

Lighting and contrast are important in maximizing one’s ability to perform tasks independently.