Low Vision Therapists, Orientation & Mobility Specialists, & Vision Rehabilitation Therapists


Provide therapy to patients with visual impairments to improve their functioning in daily life activities. May train patients in activities such as computer use, communication skills, or home management skills.
Also called: Certified Low Vision Therapist, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS), Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT)

Knowledge:

    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • come up with lots of ideas
    Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Independence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Device drivers or system software
  • Ai Squared ZoomText
  • American Printing House for the Blind Learn Keys
    Computer based training software
  • American Printing House for the Blind Talking Typer
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    master's degree
    bachelor's degree
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