Date of Award


Document Type

Oral Presentation/Poster

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)


Health Science

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Karen Hebert


Occupation-based, concussion, visual perceptual deficits, vision, occupational therapy, outpatient

Subject Categories

Occupational Therapy


The purpose of this 14-week capstone experience was to gain hands on in depth clinical experience working with individuals post neurologic injury, specifically post-concussion, who were experiencing a visual perceptual deficit. Additionally, the focus of this capstone was to implement occupation-based skills and activities into therapy sessions for individuals experiencing those visual perceptual deficits post-concussion. This capstone experience took place at the Sanford Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and was completed under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist who is a certified brain injury specialist. Eight individuals post-concussion with visual perceptual deficits who were patients of the outpatient clinic agreed to participate in the study. Participants were required to complete a Dizziness Handicap Inventory questionnaire, participate in the InVision assessment, as well as take part in an interview pre- and post- treatment to gather information about their deficits and target areas to focus on in treatment. Results of the project indicated that 100% of participants were satisfied with the implementation of occupation-based activities and skills into treatments. Additionally, 8/8 participants demonstrated an improvement in their visual perpetual deficits. This project demonstrated the importance of occupational therapy involvement in treatment post-concussion, as well as emphasized the importance of incorporating occupation-based skills and activities into treatment post-concussion.



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