What are Neurological Vision Services?
Learn skills to stay as independent as possible and adjust to new life circumstances.
The human brain plays a major role in processing what we see. It also determines how we understand visual information in the world around us. As a result, a brain injury—usually caused by something like a stroke, head injury, nerve damage, or tumour—can change your vision and affect the way you move through the world.
Regardless of how a brain injury happens, readjusting to daily life with changed vision can be a challenge.
Our Neurological Vision Services team reduces the challenges of adjusting to life by equipping you with valuable skills for day-to-day living at home and in the community. These skills ensure you can stay as independent as possible after a neurological event.
How we tailor services to you
Understanding your needs to help you achieve your goals.
Every brain injury is different. Our training is tailored to suit your experience and support you to achieve your specific goals.
The first step toward your goals is usually an assessment. This helps us to understand your unique needs in detail before training begins.
Once our team of specialists has a detailed understanding of your situation—and what you hope to achieve—we can work towards achieving your objectives together.
What kinds of skills can I learn?
Learn new techniques and interact with new technologies to support your independence.
Among the skills you can learn are:
- Scanning techniques to make the most of your remaining vision.
- Improving your understanding of your change in vision and how it might impact on daily tasks.
- Strategies to assist you in dealing with a change in vision.
- Those applicable in various different settings: the hospital, your home, and the community, to name just some examples.
- Different ways to cross the road safely.
- Techniques to use public transport with confidence.
- Planning and problem-solving skills you can use while travelling independently.
- Learning to use Assistive Technology and other aids to make tasks easier.
About your support team
A wide range of experts to support your unique situation.
The Neurological Vision Services team is made up of different specialists so that we can understand every aspect of the challenges and goals specific to you.
Your team can include Orientation and Mobility Specialists and Occupational Therapists, and they can help you gain access to physiotherapists and counsellors. We can also connect you with other specialists in the community, like optometrists, neuropsychologists, and audiologists.
Regardless of who’s involved in your team or the goals you’ll work towards, training will take place in the environment that best suits you. It could be in a hospital, your home, face-to-face, online (via telehealth), or out in the community, depending on your requirements.