LVCOL: Race, Ethnicity, Depression, and Low Vision: Implications for Occupational Therapy

Course Overview

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CPD Accreditation:

HPCSA: 1 Clinical CEU, Level 1
OASA (Ocularist Association of South Africa): Universal – 1 (one) point

Course Content:

This webinar will discuss the clinical implications of health disparities on the mental health of clients with low vision globally, with discussions of a retrospective cross-sectional study completed in the United States and a clinical case report in India. The webinar will then delve into the role of occupational therapy in addressing global health disparities to improve mental health for the low vision population.    

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The Low Vision Centre of Learning are excited to introduce Dr Anna Do and Prof. Kim Schoessow.


Anna Do obtained her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts. Her research specializes in low vision, racial and ethnic health disparities, and cross-cultural healthcare practices. She currently works as an Occupational Therapist at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare in Pomona, California. Dr. Do is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and provides care for patients with stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury, in which she continues to advance her vision practice in addressing patient’s visual deficits resulting from neurological conditions.



Kim Schoessow is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and former Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA. Her clinical background is in vision rehabilitation and has completed research in various areas, including health disparities and assistive technology. Her research has branched out after shifting from clinical work to academia and completing her Ed.D. degree. Her dissertation is focused on inclusive education in graduate healthcare programs, specifically during the present time of COVID-19.

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the effect of socioeconomic and ethnicity factors in the development of depression in low vision patients. ly

Great presentation with great validity in SA

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