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Adaptation training course for adults with vision loss

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The adaptation training course is suitable for you, if

  • you have been diagnosed with vision loss
  • you are able to function independently enough to move around the service provider’s premises without constant assistance and to participate in group-based rehabilitation
  • you are able to participate actively in activities outside your home and the goal of your rehabilitation is to keep you active and moving.

Rehabilitation is arranged for the following target groups:

  • persons under 68 who are working or not working
  • persons over 68 who are not working.

Purpose of the course

The aim of the course is to provide support in the changed situation caused by the vision loss. You will also receive information and guidance to help you to continue living a life that is as full and meaningful as possible despite your vision loss. Rehabilitation is also a way of strengthening your resources and life management skills in order for you to be able to function as independently and actively as possible in your everyday life.

Content of the course and implementation

The rehabilitation is implemented as group rehabilitation taking each client’s individual goal and need for rehabilitation into consideration.

The course includes group discussions and working in small groups, a variety of activities as well as individual interviews, meetings and discussions with rehabilitation experts.

The rehabilitation is arranged on the service provider’s premises. The course lasts 5 days.

You can stay overnight at the place of the rehabilitation or travel there from home each day. An adult family member or close relative can participate in the rehabilitation together with you during 2 days at the beginning of the course.

Course personnel

The course is implemented by the following experts:

  • ophthalmologist
  • instructor specialised in helping visually impaired cope with the tasks of everyday life
  • social worker, Bachelor of Social Sciences, rehabilitation instructor or Master of Social Sciences (major subject rehabilitation science).

Depending on your individual needs, other rehabilitation professionals and assisting personnel may also take part.

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Last modified 14/6/2023

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