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1st Edition

Vision Rehabilitation
Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain Injury

ISBN 9781439836552
Published February 2, 2011 by Routledge
544 Pages 117 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Providing the information required to understand, advocate for, and supply post-acute vision rehabilitative care following brain injury, Vision Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain Injury bridges the gap between theory and practice. It presents clinical information and scientific literature supporting the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies applied in a comprehensive overview of current diagnostic and treatment strategies in adult post-brain injury vision rehabilitation.

Includes a foreword by Dr. Sue Barry

Because post-brain injury rehabilitation works best in a team setting where the entire person can be treated, this text has been carefully designed as a multidisciplinary resource with an emphasis on models for working with the rehabilitation team. The book covers a myriad of topics such as post-brain injury vision rehabilitation; eye movements; binocular dysfunction; visual field loss; visual-spatial neglect; shifts in visual egocenter affecting balance and coordination; visual-vestibular interactions; central vs. peripheral visual attention; as well as deficits in object perception, visual memory, and visual cognition.

The book details models that vision specialists working with the rehabilitation team can use to achieve the best success for the patient in rehabilitation; vision rehabilitation concepts and the science from which they have been developed; examples of therapeutic exercises; practice management information for the post-brain injury vision rehabilitation practice; and information on the legal process in which one frequently becomes involved in this type of work. Edited by eminent clinicians, the book highlights the work of contributors who are well-respected academicians and researchers, bringing together the clinical information that enables everyone involved in a brain injury case to grasp the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

Table of Contents

What Is Vision Rehabilitation Following Brain Injury? The Interdisciplinary Approach to Vision Rehabilitation Following Brain Injury. Neural Substrates of Vision. Evaluation and Treatment of Visual Field Loss and Visual Spatial Neglect. Egocentric Localization: Normal and Abnormal Aspects. The Use of Lenses to Improve Quality of Life Following Brain Injury. Photophobia, Light, and Color in Acquired Brain Injury. The Vestibular System: Anatomy, Function, Dysfunction, Assessment, and Rehabilitation. Evaluation and Treatment of Vision and Motor Dysfunction Following Acquired Brain Injury from Occupational Therapy and Neuro-Optometry Perspectives. Acquired Brain Injury and Visual Information Processing Deficits. Vision Examination of Patients with Neurological Disease and Injury. Sucessfully Incorporating Vision Rehabilitation into the Primary Care Practice. Advocating for Your Patient in the Legal System. Glossary. Index.

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Penelope S. Suter, O.D., Consultant, Centre for Neuro Skills, Bakersfield, California, USA
Lisa Harvey, O.D., Private Practice, Ft. Bragg, California, USA