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Vision Rehabilitation

Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain Injury, 1st Edition

Edited by Penelope S. Suter, Lisa H. Harvey


544 pages | 117 B/W Illus.

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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? P.S. Suter, L. Hellerstein, L.H. Harvey, and K. Gutcher

The Interdisciplinary Approach to Vision Rehabilitation Following Brain Injury, A. Berryman and K.G. Rasavage

Neural Substrates of Vision, R. Helvie

Spatial Vision, R.B. Sanet and L.J. Press

Evaluation and Treatment of Visual Field Loss and Visual Spatial Neglect, N. Margolis

Egocentric Localization: Normal and Abnormal Aspects, K.J. Ciuffreda and D.P. Ludlam

The Use of Lenses to Improve Quality of Life Following Brain Injury, P.A. Harris

Photophobia, Light, and Color in Acquired Brain Injury, C.D. Stern

The Vestibular System: Anatomy, Function, Dysfunction, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, V.L. Bryan

Evaluation and Treatment of Vision and Motor Dysfunction Following Acquired Brain Injury from Occupational Therapy and Neuro-Optometry Perspectives, J.M. Powell and N.G. Torgerson

Acquired Brain Injury and Visual Information Processing Deficits, S. Groffman

Vision Examination of Patients with Neurological Disease and Injury, T. Politzer and P.S. Suter

Sucessfully Incorporating Vision Rehabilitation into the Primary Care Practice, A. Cohen

Advocating for Your Patient in the Legal System, J. Kiel



About the Editors

Penelope S. Suter, O.D., Consultant, Centre for Neuro Skills, Bakersfield, California, USA

Lisa Harvey, O.D., Private Practice, Ft. Bragg, California, USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Neurology
MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
MEDICAL / Surgery / General