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Visual Impairment in Children due to Damage to the Brain (ebook)

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ISBN: 9781907655272

Gordon N. Dutton (Editor), Martin Bax (Editor)

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Edition: 1st

Publication date: September 2010

Page count: 224

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The increased awareness of cerebral visual impairment in children, combined with improved recognition of its wide ranging manifestations, has led to its recognition as the most common cause of visual impairment in children in the developed world. Yet the subject is in its infancy, with very little published to date. Information on this complex topic has been needed by all disciplines working with disabled children for many years.

This ambitious book links the work of authors from many of the major research teams in this field, who have made significant contributions to the literature on the subject of cerebral visual impairment and provide a structured amalgam of the viewpoints of different specialists.  The book contains some very novel concepts, which will be of great practical value to those who care for children with visual impairment due to brain injury. Summaries of the more specialist chapters as well as clear diagrams and a glossary have been provided to increase the book’s accessibility to a broader readership.

This is an exciting and important field, to which this book makes a major contribution.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 186

Gordon N. Dutton (Editor)

Tennent Institute of Ophhalmology, Gartnavel General Hospital; Department of Vision Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University; The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow, UK

Martin Bax (Editor)

Martin Bax was one of the pioneers of community paediatrics and brought a scholarly approach to the subject. He is Emeritus Reader in Child Health at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital campus.

Dr Bax was for many years senior editor of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology and was chairperson of the European Academy of Childhood Disability and President of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes (SSBP).

He co-edited the third edition of Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in ChildhoodComorbidities in Developmental Disorders and Placenta and Neurodisability, 2nd Edition.

  • Authors’ Appointments ix
  • Foreword xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 The Functional Organization of the Central Visual Pathways 5
  • Melvyn A. Goodale
  • 2 Causes of Damage to the Visual Brain 20
  • 3 Clinical Features and Diagnostic Imaging of Damage to the Visual Brain 41
  • 4 Impairments of Central Visual Function and its Measurements 77
  • William V. Good and Anne B. Fulton
  • 5 Impairment of Peripheral Vision and its Measurements 85
  • Giorgio Porro and Dienke Wiffebol-Post
  • 6 Abnormalities of Refraction and Accommodation and their Management 98
  • J. Margaret Woodhouse
  • 7 Clinical Features of Perceptual and Cognitive Visual Impairment in Children with Brain Damage of Early Onset 106
  • Gordon N. Dutton, with Elisabeth Macdonald, Suzannah R. Drummond, Shohista Saidkasimova, and Katherine Mitchell
  • 8 Impairment of Cognitive Vision: Its Detection and Measurement 117
  • 9 The Effect of Impaired Vision on Development 162
  • Elisa Fazzi, Sabrina G. Signorini, and Josée Lanners
  • 10 Psychiatric Considerations in Cortical Visual Impairment 174
  • Roger D. Freeman
  • 11 Children with Severe Brain Damage: Functional Assessment for Diagnosis and Intervention 181
  • Jenefer Sargent, Alison Salt and Naomi Dale
  • 12 Visual Impairment in Cerebral Palsy 194
  • Elisa Fazzi, Sabrina G. Signorini, and Paolo E. Bianchi
  • 13 Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Cerebral Visual Impairment: Problems with Detection and Diagnosis 205
  • Heleen M. Evenhuls
  • 14 Practical Approaches for the Management of Visual Problems Due to Cerebral Visual Impairment 217
  • Gordon N. Dutton, with Debbie Cockburn, Gillian McDald, and Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 15 Strategies to Support the Development and Learning of Children with Cerebral Visual Impairment at Home and at School: Communication, Orientation, and Mobility 227
  • 16 Approaches to the Management in Schools of Visual Problems Due to Cerebral Visual Impairment 236
  • Marianna Buultjens, Lea Hyvärinen, and Renate Walthes
  • 17 Strategies to Help Children who have Both Visual and Hearing Impairments 245
  • Stuart Aitken
  • 18 Setting up Integrated Services for Children with Cerebral Visual Impairment 257
  • Margot Campbell and Marianna Buultjens
  • 19 Classification of Visual Functioning and Disability in Children with Visual Processing Disorders 265
  • Lea Hyvärinen
  • 20 Towards the Development of a Classification of Vision-Related Functioning – A Potential Framework 282
  • August Colenbrander
  • Appendix: Conversion Table for Different Measures of Visual Activity 295
  • Glossary 323
  • Index 337

'The book contains some very novel concepts, which will be of great practical value to those who care for children with visual impairment due to brain injury' Business Wire, 2010

'This text is a much needed seminal contribution to the growing awareness and knowledge about the number one cause of pediatric vision loss in developed countries. The availability of such diverse amount of compiled research and information in a single publication makes it a valuable and necessary contribution to professional libraries.' Darick Wright, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2010