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NRRTS Webinar Explores the Link Between Vision, Posture, and Mobility

A National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS) webinar will provide participants a review of the anatomical and development aspects of vision and its link to posture and mobility.

The Relationship of Vision, Posture and Mobility: Implications for Seating and Mobility for Neurologically Involved Clients” webinar is slated for October 9 from 5 pm to 7 pm EST.

 The NRRTS website notes a correlation in the webinar’s description between visual development and postural development. The site adds that since all sensory systems integrate information to formulate a motor response, the brain’s ability to interpret and respond to this sensory information may be impacted by various neurological disorders. As a result, clients with neurological injuries or deficits may demonstrate a disruption of the visual pathways or functions.

The site states that understanding the neurological foundations of the visual system will help participants plan improved interventions for posture and mobility goals. The webinar is slated to review visual development and the structures involved, as well as various neurological deficits. The site adds that the webinar will also discuss related visual disorders that may be present.

Webinar presenter Teresa Plummer, PhD, OTR, ATP, CEAS, CAPS, is an assistant professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Plummer’s professional experience, the site notes, includes adult rehabilitation, assistive technology, and seating & positioning. Plummer’s teaching responsibilities include courses in assistive technology, evidence-based practice and vision, cognition and perception, as well as research. She holds more than 35 years of occupational therapy experience and has conducted workshops nationally and internationally in the areas of rehabilitation and assistive technology.

Plummer has Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) credentials from RESNA and actively continues clinical practice in this area. The site states that Plummer has also served on the RESNA committee to establish wheelchair assessment guidelines and is a reviewer for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

[Source: NRRTS]