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.
In this podcast, co-editors Naomi Dale, Jenefer Sargent, and Alison Salt discuss their upcoming December publication with us, Children with Vision Impairment: Assessment, Development, and Management
In this Q&A published by Teachwire in SENCO magazine 2021, Co-editor Professor Naomi Dale talks about her book Children with Vision Impairment.
Naomi Dale is a Consultant Clinical psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist (Neurodisability) at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London UK and Professor in Paediatric Neurodisability (with specialist interest in Vision Neurodisability) at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health London, specialising in vision neurodisability and neurodevelopmental disorders. Naomi is a leading senior professional and clinical lead in the field of developmental visual impairment and Chief Investigator of the Developmental Vision research programme – a national grant-funded research programme, which is internationally renowned.
Alison Salt is Honorary Consultant Paediatrician (Neurodisability) and Honorary Associate Professor, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children London UK, and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and a senior co-investigator in the Developmental Vision research programme. Alison is a consultant Paediatrician in the Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Child and Adolescent Health Service, Perth Children’s Hospital, Western Australia and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Western Australia. Alison has many years of clinical and research expertise in the field of childhood visual impairment and complex neurodevelopmental disorders.
Jenefer Sargent has worked as a Consultant Paediatrician in the Neurodisability service at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children UK since 2001, working within the multidisciplinary Developmental Vision Clinic and the Developmental Communication service. She has expertise in the developmental consequences of severe visual impairment, and the visual, communication and learning needs of children with severe motor speech impairment and teaches on both these topics regularly at local and national level.
Dr Rebecca Greenaway
Rebecca Greenaway is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist within the Neurodisability Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children London UK. Rebecca has expertise in developmental, cognitive and neuropsychological assessment of children with neurodevelopmental needs, including children with genetic, metabolic and neurological conditions. Rebecca’s research interests include autism, visual impairment, epilepsy and metabolic conditions.
Naomi Dale, Alison Salt, Jenefer Sargent, and Rebecca Greenaway
PART 1 Eye disorders, vision and brain
2 Childhood vision functions, classification and causes of childhood visual impairment
Ameenat Lola, Solebo, Jugnoo, and Sangeeta Rahi
3 Congenital eye disorders: genetics and clinical phenotypes
Mariya Moosajee and Ngozi Oluonye
4 Assessment and habilitation of vision in infants and young children
Alison Salt and Jenefer Sargent
5 Cerebral visual impairment
Naomi Dale, Els Ortibus, Jenefer Sargent, and Richard Bowman
6 Vision assessment of children with complex neurodisability
Jenefer Sargent, Alison Salt, and Elisa Fazzi
7 Brain development and plasticity
Francesca Tinelli and Andrea Guzzetta
PART 2 Child development and learning from birth to older childhood
8 Early years, early intervention and family support
Naomi Dale, Elena Sakkalou, and Jackie Osborne
9 Motor development and hand function
Julia Smyth and Alison Salt
10 Language and communication development
Steve Rose, Kim Bates, and Rebecca Greenaway
11 Social communication and autism spectrum disorder
Naomi Dale and Alison Salt
Rebecca Greenaway and Simon Ungar
13 Experience of parenting a child with vision impairment
Christopher Clark and Kate Clark
PART 3 Further approaches to habilitation
14 Orientation, Mobility and Independence Skills: Habilitation Approaches
Jessica Hayton and Susan Mort
15 Technological aids for spatial perception and mobility
Monica Gori and Giulia Cappagli
16 Low vision aids and assistive technologies for reading, learning and education
Michael Crossland, Annegret Dahlmann-Noor, and Ngozi Oluonye
17 Reading Approaches for Braille Readers
M Cay Holbrook and Kim T Zebehazy
PART 4 Social relationships and participation
18 Psychological wellbeing, mental health and behaviour
19 Self-concept and social relationships for quality of life and participation
Mathijis Vervloed and Sabina Kef
20 Towards autonomy and independence in adolescence
Graeme Douglas, Mike McLinden, and Rachel Hewett
21 Personal experiences from a young person
From the foreword:
Worldwide, the causes of impaired vision are changing, with ocular causes diminishing and cerebral aetiologies increasing in prevalence. Impairment of sight, or blindness, is fortunately rare in children but poses enormous challenges for the affected young people and their families, who very much depend upon skilled professional support from a range of agencies to optimise their chances in life. This book, with its up-to-date, broad collection of salient information about the diverse characteristics and needs of visually impaired children and how to cater for them, provides a welcome contribution to the knowledge and skills needed by paediatric and educational psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and speech and language specialists working with visually impaired children.
The book is divided into four parts which address in turn, the range of causes of visual impairment, the impact of visual impairment on child development, approaches to habilitation, and the social consequences of low vision and ways to address them.
This book is a must read for all paediatric and educational psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language specialists, and clinicians with responsibility for optimising the development and life opportunities of children with low vision in order to help bring about this aspiration.
Gordon N Dutton, Emeritus Professor of Visual Science Glasgow Caledonian University
Children with Vision Impairment: Assessment, Development, and Management: Foreword by Gordon Dutton (Free ebook!) - £0.00
Functional vision and cognition in infants with congenital disorders of the peripheral visual system
This article assesses vision and cognition in a national cohort of 1-year-old infants with congenital disorders of the peripheral visual system and visual impairment in order to determine the relationship between vision and early development.