Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice – Chapter 29: Visual Function (ebook)


Chapter 29 of the book – Visual Function

Gordon N Dutton, Richard Bowman, and Elisa Fazzi

Recognition and understanding of the visual behaviours resulting from cerebral visual impairment in high-functioning children with CP allows one to infer and understand the potentially wide spectrum of visual disability and to empirically implement appropriate management strategies for those profoundly affected children, whose similar visual disabilities are truly ‘cryptic’. Whereas an understanding of the nature of the intact elements of vision in children with more severe visual dysfunction affords the knowledge base to enable this albeit low vision to be used to best advantage.

About the complete book

This landmark title considers all aspects of cerebral palsy from the causes to clinical problems and their implications for individuals. An international team of experts provides clinicians and researchers with key information on the mechanisms underlying impairments in movement, development, cognition, communication, vision, feeding, behaviour, sexuality, and musculoskeletal deformities.  They present a wide range of person-centred assessment approaches, including clinical evaluation, measurement scales, neuroimaging and gait analysis. The principles of multi-disciplinary management are presented, in terms of therapist intervention, medication and surgery. The perspective of the book spans the lifelong course of cerebral palsy, taking into account worldwide differences in socio-economic and cultural factors. Many chapters are illustrated with clinical vignettes enabling direct translation into practice. Full integrated colour, with extensive cross-referencing make this a highly attractive and useful reference.

Readership: Paediatric neurologists, developmental paediatricians, rehabilitation doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, child psychiatrists, physiotherapists speech and language therapists psychologists, occupational therapists and other health and educational professionals.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series.