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Evaluation & Treatment

Evaluation 

  • The occupational therapist explains the role of the program, identifies the client's goals and develops a treatment plan. The plan and goals are derived from information gained through client interview as well as from functional eye assessment tools including the MN Read and the Pepper Test.
  • The occupational therapist also determines any other deficits that may impact learning or impair use of low vision adaptive equipment.
  • The treatment plan is sent to the ordering physician for approval and facilitates communication.

Treatment

Treatment length can vary from one to six visits depending on the client's needs. Instruction and training, based on the client goals and plan, may include the following:

  • Activities of Daily Living including both self-care and homemaking task 
    • Lighting and contrast
    • Adaptive techniques
    • Adaptive equipment
  • Use of hand held magnifiers for reading
  • Eccentric Viewing
  • Home modification for improved functional use
  • Introduction to use of CCTV or Zoomtext for the computer
  • Driving Evaluation
  • Community Resources including Support Groups
  • LIFE Center  - a Patient/Family Resource and Education Center

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Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital
Elk Grove Village - Get Map

Main Hospital Line: 847.956.5422
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services: 847.981.5556

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Schaumburg - Get Map
847.490.6928

Alexian Brothers
Medical Center

800 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
60007
847-437-5500
Alexian
Rehabilitation Hospital

935 Beisner Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
60007
847-640-5600
St. Alexius
Medical Center

1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
60169
847-843-2000
Alexian Brothers
Behavioral Health
Hospital

1650 Moon Lake Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL
60169
800-432-5005
Alexian Brothers
Women & Children's
Hospital

1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
60169
847-843-2000
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