Board Certification and Education
- Western Michigan University, MI, 2016
For over 25 years, Anne has worked as an occupational therapist, certified low vision therapist and a certified orientation and mobility specialist at Henry Ford Health’s Center for Vision and Neuro Rehabilitation. Previously, Anne worked as an occupational therapist in an inpatient rehabilitation unit in the metro-Detroit area. She trains occupational therapy students, ophthalmology residents, and optometry interns as well as mentors other professionals wanting to specialize in vision rehabilitation.
Anne is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Vision Rehabilitation Committee, the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association, the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Michigan Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals.
- Director, HFH Center for Vision and Neuro Rehabilitation
It is my goal to assist my patients in remaining as independent as possible in their daily activities in spite of their vision loss. I believe in meeting the patient at their current level and addressing their goals during their rehabilitation training. It is my mission to treat every patient as I would want my family treated.
Anne’s dissertation research focused on adults with visual impairments, other chronic conditions and their difficulty with functional tasks. Other interests in the area of vision rehabilitation include environmental modifications, sports and exercise, fall prevention, functional mobility and reading with central vision loss.
Awards and Honors
- Outstanding Contributions for Direct Services to Individuals with Low Vision. Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division 7 Low Vision.
- Henry Ford Health System Power of One Award Finalist.
- Outstanding Contributions to the Low Vision Rehabilitation Division (#7) of AER. Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.
- Service Award, American Occupational Therapy Association.
- Clinician of the Year, Detroit OT Association
- Visual Impairment and Factors Associated with Difficulties with Daily Tasks
- Assessment of online patient education materials designed for people with age-related macular degeneration
- Assessing Simplified Patient Education Materials Designed for Older Adults With Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Keeping Older Adults with Vision Loss Safe: Chronic Conditions and Comorbidities that Influence Functional
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