Functional Vision: A Practitioner's Guide to Evaluation and Intervention / Edition 1

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A primary reference tool for anyone working in the area of low vision, Functional Vision presents a systematic, comprehensive, and integrated approach to assessing functional vision and planning and to delivering appropriate services based on evaluation results. Ways to link intervention to assessment findings and teach compensatory skills through everyday activities at school, work, home, and in the community are explained by distinguished professionals who set out the specific principles and procedures for working with young children, students, and adults, including individuals with multiple disabilities. Detailed and practical, Functional Vision provides case examples, charts, figures, and sample forms to help you apply critical principles directly to your practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891288718
  • Publisher: AFB Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 542
  • Sales rank: 455,277
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xi
About the Contributors xiii
Introduction xvii
Part 1 Overview of Low Vision Care
Chapter 1 Comprehensive Low Vision Care 3
Chapter 2 Visual Functions as Components of Functional Vision 25
Chapter 3 Basic Optics and Low Vision Devices 61
Part 2 Evaluation of Functional Vision
Chapter 4 Overview of Functional Evaluation of Vision 89
Chapter 5 Evaluation Methods and Functional Implications: Young Children with Visual Impairments and Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities 115
Chapter 6 Evaluation Methods and Functional Implications: Children and Adults with Visual Impairments 177
Part 3 Intervention Methods
Chapter 7 Overview of Intervention Methods 257
Chapter 8 Interventions for Young Children with Visual Impairments and Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities 277
Chapter 9 Compensatory Instruction for Academically Oriented Students with Visual Impairments 353
Chapter 10 Interventions for Adults with Visual Impairments 423
Appendix Visual Consequences of Most Common Eye Conditions Associated with Visual Impairment 476
Glossary 483
Resources 491
Index 503
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