Assistive Technology - New Tools for Patient Success with Dr Cathy Stern
From the phone in your pocket to wearable devices and gadgets in our homes, assistive technology devices are rapidly expanding. We need to offer information and training to our patients when these devices will improve the quality of their health and the quality of their daily lives. Common technologies and specialized tools will be presented along with resources you can use to both inform and educate patients. You will leave this presentation with new knowledge for your professional toolbox, the opportunity to expand patient independence and the ability to continue being on the cutting edge of vision care.
Dr. Cathy Stem OD, FCOVD, FCSO, FNORA is a behavioral/neurological optometrist specializing in treating visual processing challenges frequently experienced by patients with a history of brain injury, learning disability and special needs. She is a current trustee of the College of Syntonic Optometry (CSO) and faculty for NORA Curriculum II. Previously she was faculty for the CSO Basic Course, the COVD Brain Injury course and physician mentor for MIT ReDx (Rethinking Engineering Design Execution for Digital Health). She enjoys teaching and has lectured about acquired brain injury, vision and learning, special needs and assistive technology across the USA and abroad. Her current interests include helping optometrists add myopia control and vision therapy to their practices while educating other professionals about visual processing for better use of assistive technology. Dr. Stern believes the eye and vision are key players in prevention, enhancement and rehabilitation for lifelong success.