Vision impairment is a long-term condition caused by disorders of the eye, optic nerve, and brain. Using evidence-based knowledge, theory, and research, this book provides practical guidance for practitioners who are involved in the care and management of children with long-term vision impairment and disability. The book is divided into four sections following the ICF-CY model: (1) eye disorders, vision and brain, (2) child development and learning from birth to older childhood, (3) habilitation, orientation, reading and assistive technologies and (4) social relationships and participation in everyday contexts.
- International team of experts present up to date vision and neuroscience research and assessment and management approaches.
- Multidisciplinary approaches for improving function, learning and activity in children with vision impairment.
- New approach to childhood vision impairment with a focus on assessment, function and participation.
- Covering all vision disorders and levels of vision impairment, including eye disorders, cerebral vision impairment and complex disability.
A useful resource for developmental/and neurodisability paediatricians and clinicians including clinical, neuro- and educational psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists; paediatric ophthalmologists and eye clinic staff; mobility/ habilitation specialists, educationalists of vision impairment and others; community family support and social care workers.
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 bookÄôs 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
Photosensitive epilepsy is a relatively rare condition in which convulsions are precipitated by visual stimuli.
The authors have spent almost 30 years studying this condition and have assembled the largest cohort of patients ever studied by one centre.
Their previous book on the subject (1975) became the standard text on this condition. This book reviews the earlier studies, reviews all the literature on this condition in humans and details the many studies that have since been carried out, including studies on drug therapy, the long term prognosis for the condition, pattern sensitivity, video game epilepsy, and convulsions precipitated by other video material. In addition there is advice on procedures to reduce the risk of stimulation from television as well as such factors as the genetics of photosensitivity. This is the most comprehensive text available.
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