1st Edition

Neurovision Rehabilitation Guide

By Amy Chang, Xiao Xi Yu, Steven E. Ritter Copyright 2016
    174 Pages 98 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    174 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Neurovision Rehabilitation Guide is a valuable resource for the health care professional working with patients with visual dysfunction as a consequence of traumatic brain injury and neurological disorders. It covers the concepts of visual dysfunction as well as assessment and step-by-step treatment plans.

    The guide covers the neurology of visual processing before and after a brain injury. It explains the concepts behind neurovision rehabilitation and how to go about examining and treating the patient’s visual deficits. It also covers the evaluation of visual perceptual deficits and treatment of the traumatic brain injury patient.

    The guide contains more than 80 vision therapy procedures, with step-by-step instructions as well as sequencing guides for each category of therapy (oculomotor, accommodation, binocular, perceptual).

    Philosophy of Vision Rehabilitation
    Visual Acuity and Visual Field
    Visual Perception
    Top-Down versus Bottom-Up Approach to Vision Rehabilitation
    Components for Effective Vision Therapy

    Evaluation and Treatment of the Mild/Mod TBI Patient
    Analyzing the Data

    Guide to the Therapist Evaluation and Treatment of the Mild–Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury Patient
    Visual Acuity Screen
    King Devick Test
    Cover Test
    Near Point of Convergence
    Worth 4 Dot
    Clown Vectogram Ranges
    Accommodative Facility

    How to Prescribe Lenses and Prisms
    Refractive Correction
    Prisms and Ophthalmic Treatment for Binocular Disorders
    Convergence Insufficiency
    Basic Exophoria
    Binocular Instability
    Convergence Excess
    Binasal Occlusion
    Yoked Prism
    Treatment: Neurovision Rehabilitation
    Neurovision Rehabilitation Troubleshooting

    Evaluation and Treatment of the Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Patient
    Areas to Pay Attention to
    Supplementary Tests
    Midline Shift Evaluation
    Treatment for Photosensitivity
    Hemispatial Neglect Testing
    Perceptual Evaluation

    Ocular Motility Flowsheet and Instructions
    Ocular Motility
    Pursuit Activities
    Saccade Activities
    Spoon Pursuits
    NVR Fixation Anomalies
    NVR Visual Motor Enhancer: Pegboard Rotator
    Dynamic Oculomotor Processing
    Hart Chart Quad
    Four-Corner Saccadics
    Modified Hart Chart
    Wayne Saccadic Fixator
    Saccadic Workbooks
    NVR OVI 33
    Post-It Saccades
    DOMP 2 and DOMP 3
    VME 4
    Cooper’s Basic Saccades
    Michigan Tracking
    Hart Chart Saccades
    Saccadic Work Book
    Computer Visual Scan
    Computer Visual Search
    Mcdonald Chart

    Accommodative Flow Sheet and Therapy
    Accommodation Set
    Near-Far Hart Chart
    Minus Lens Acceptance
    Minus Lens Sorting
    Split Pupil Accommodative Rock
    Plus Walk Away
    Monocular Accommodative Rock
    Split Marsden Ball
    Split Spirangle
    Binocular Accommodative Facility
    GTVT with Flip Lens
    Base-In Minus, Base-Out Plus (BIM BOP)
    Modified BIM BOP

    Binocular Section
    Another More General Flow
    Home Therapy
    Two-Finger Jump Duction
    Cohen Chart
    Brock’s String Push Up
    Brock’s String Pull Away
    Brock’s String Jump Ductions
    VTS3 Vergence/Multiple-Choice Vergence
    Red/Green Barrel Card
    Polarized Fusion Sheet
    Spirangle Vectogram
    Clown/Spirangle Vectogram Jump Ductions
    Eccentric Circle Convergence
    Eccentric Circle Divergence
    Lifesaver Card Convergence Technique
    Lifesaver Card Divergence
    Aperture Rule Convergence
    Aperture Rule Divergence
    Pointer in the Straw
    Distance Eccentric Circles
    Van Orden Star Convergence and Divergence
    Vertical Prism Alignment
    Mirror Transfer
    Color Fusion Cards

    Visual Perception
    Description of the Visual Perceptual Processing Areas
    Visual Perceptual Testing Battery
    Spatial Relations
    Geoboard/Rosner Patterns
    Pegboard Activities
    Pegboard: CPT
    Additional Home Therapy Techniques
    Visual Closure
    Visual Motor Integration
    Creating Line Design Books
    Developing Visual-Motor Integration
    Visual Tracing: CPT
    Visual Sequential Memory
    Visual Span CPT/PTS II
    Visual Memory CPT
    Rush Hour
    Visual Spatial Memory
    Improving Visual Memory Units 1 and 2
    Tic-Tac-Toe with Memory Component
    Parquetry Pattern Matching with Memory Time Out
    SUNY Visual Motor Forms
    Visual Perceptual Speed: CPT
    Visual Search: CPT/PTS II
    Perceptual Speed: CPT
    Tachistoscope CPT/PTS II

    Low-Vision Rehabilitation in TBI
    Concepts of Magnification, Field Enhancement, and Contrast Sensitivity
    Low-Vision Examination with Emphasis on TBI and Device Selection
    Team Approach to Managing TBI Patients and Their Rehabilitation

    Psychology and Mild TBI Patients
    Treatment for Patients with Psychological Comorbidity
    Treatment Plan

    Appendix: Templates/Extras


    Amy Chang, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Xiao Xi Yu, Los Angeles VA Hospital, California, USA Steven E. Ritter, SUNY College of Optometry, New York, USA