Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, MEd (online)
A degree program for those who want to work in a professional setting assisting adult populations who are blind/visually impaired integrate compensatory skills and assistive technology that will enable them to live safe, productive, and independent lives.
Specific areas of instruction taught by Vision Rehabilitation Therapists include:
- Communication Systems (Braille, handwriting, recording skills, use of electronic reading systems, use of assistive technology and computer access technology, etc.).
- Personal Management (grooming, hygiene, clothing organization, medical measurement, socialization skills, etc.)
- Home Management (organization and labeling, repair and home maintenance, budgeting and record keeping, etc.)
- Activities of Daily Living (cooking, cleaning, shopping, safety, money organization and management, etc.)
- Leisure and Recreation (hobbies, woodworking, crafts, sports, etc.)
- Psychosocial Aspects of Blindness and Vision Loss.
- Medical Management (assessment and instruction and training of adaptive medical equipment).
- Basic Orientation and Mobility Skills (sighted guide, safety techniques, etc.)
More information about this program can be found on the Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education (NERCVE) website.
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UMass Boston is not currently accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states.