Will a VRT Assessment help me?
Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Assessment: Focused on your immediate needs, a VRT assessment will evaluate the necessity for training and guidance in: meal preparation, money management, time management, personal organization, medication management, social needs, communication tools and technology needs.
The first step in any VRT Assessment is to ensure that a comprehensive snapshot is taken of your daily life, functional vision and urgent challenges. This is done through an interview-style conversation, where questions focus on your Activities of Daily Living, and your current level of independence is determined. Pinpointing those personalized needs will quickly enable the VRT to identify your most pressing areas of training and guidance.
Making Necessary Referrals
Many clients require referrals to additional service providers and specialists. The main referrals are typically to: Low Vision Specialists, Social Workers, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Occupational Therapists. These needs can be determined simply by the VRT Assessment, but they may also happen along the journey.
Setting Goals, Producing Concrete Outcomes
Producing functional outcomes that center around safety and independence are at the heart of Vision Rehabilitation Therapy. Once the assessment is concluded, the VRT will provide you with a report that outlines exactly what concrete outcomes you can expect from services. Examples of these deliverables include:
- providing you with appropriate referrals in your community
- equipment recommendations based on your personalized needs
- advocate for you in your desired capacity (letters, calls, etc.)
- enrollment in key library, currency and online programs
- technology advice with coordination of in-home demos