Are you uncomfortable when you need to change your use of printed information if a person can't read it? Do you know how to not unintentionally disconnect from your clients who are legally blind, yet might not tell you that they are struggling with going blind?
Come learn what it looks like for your clients. Find out how understand what it is like for them, their barriers and real issues. Learn with experiential exercises while wearing different vision loss simulators. Be able to understand more fully why some types of blindness can be missed and contribute to falls - even death. Learn techniques to prevent injury and improve functionality.
The CDC statistics are compelling - showing millions of adults in the US with significant vision loss. Many of these eye conditions are progressive thus have an element of wondering when or how fast it gets worse. This rapidly increasing incident of impairment effects workplaces and families too.
Statistics Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/basic_information/vision_loss.htm
In person seminars in Woodburn, or a live online group video seminar which is fully interactive, so you can talk with your peers and the instructor throughout class.
This training will give you the tools to be able to understand and communicate more easily with your clients who are legally blind. Learn how to make forms accessible at low to no cost.
Explore and increase your understanding of the stigma and barriers in everyday life by using visual simulators to experience- as each type of vision loss has different challenges - needs. Learn from a therapist who is legally blind with years of teaching and life experience, to be effective in connecting compassionately regardless of the level or diversity you encounter.
Register now or look for other dates.
Understanding Diversity of Legal Blindness, Its Impacts & Solutions – Part One 4 HR $99
Includes simulator glasses kit, assessment and adaptability items, & a future 15 minute consultation
Sign upHERE now, as seminars are limited to 8 people.
Seminar is pre-approved for Oregon Psychologists, Licensed - Social Workers, Counselors, Therapists (OT, PT, LPC, LCSW, LMFT) and other health care professionals
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for 4 hours of Cultural Competency CE
Also approved by Oregon Chapter of National Assoc. of Social Workers (OR-NASW) for 4 Hours - 2 HR Ethics & 2 HR Clinical CE Click here for more details
Gain solutions and skills to help you be your usual best therapist with this population.
Learn from a therapist, Deb Marinos MS, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor Intern who has been legally blind for 26 years, with many years of effectively working with people with disabilities, teaching adults and adapting through life experience.
2019 Saturday class dates: Online: Nov. 2nd & 9th 6-8pm
2019 Weekday class dates at 2261 Country Club Rd. Woodburn, OR : Monday, October 28th, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Other dates/times live or video class can be negotiated.