Facilitating Family Support

Started Jun 1, 2022
1 credit


Full course description

Vision rehabilitation services frequently occur with the influence-- positive or negative--of family and friends. Sarah Clark, licensed counselor and vision rehabilitation therapist, shares information and strategies on how to incorporate families into the rehabilitation process. Help your client work towards their best possible outcomes.

This course is available for 1-hour ACVREP and NBPCB credit.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand at least three ways in which the family impacts the rehabilitation process
  • Be able to use at least five strategies to effectively include family in the rehabilitation process
  • Be able to apply practical strategies for fostering support from family
  • Know when a referral for the participant or the family member is appropriate

The following are recommended screen reader and browser combinations.

Mac: Voiceover with the latest version of Safari,

PC: JAWS or NVDA with Firefox.

Note that currently, course quizzes are not functioning properly for Microsoft screen reader users with Chrome or Edge.

The course shows a start date, but this is simply the date the course was made available to the public. They are self-paced. So, there is not an end date. You can enroll at any time.

This course was developed by the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University. We are the only national center funded to conduct research related to employment for people with blindness or low vision, and training and technical assistance for the federal Older Individuals who are Blind program. As a national center of excellence, we offer resources on a variety of topics for service providers, businesses, and persons with vision loss on our websites:

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NTAC Website 

OIB-TAC Website

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