Vision Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation therapists 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.

Signature Guide

key board and computer screen

bump dots on a microwave

perception bottles

 

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

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

Work Site Support

  • Organizational skills
  • Labeling
  • Adaptive techniques

 

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.