Seeing Through New Eyes

Seeing Through New Eyes

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by Melvin Kaplan
     
 

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Seeing Through New Eyes offers an accessible introduction to the treatment of visual dysfunction, a significant but neglected problem associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities.

Dr. Kaplan identifies common ASD symptoms such as hand-flapping, poor eye contact and tantrums as typical responses to the confusion caused by

Overview

Seeing Through New Eyes offers an accessible introduction to the treatment of visual dysfunction, a significant but neglected problem associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities.

Dr. Kaplan identifies common ASD symptoms such as hand-flapping, poor eye contact and tantrums as typical responses to the confusion caused by vision disorder. He also explains the effects of difficulties that people with autism experience with "ambient vision", including a lack of spatial awareness and trouble with coordination. Other chapters give guidance on how to identify the visual deficits of nonverbal children, select prism lenses that will alter the visual field, and create individually tailored programs of therapy in order to retrain the system.

This book is essential reading for parents of children with ASDs, and professionals in the fields of autism, optometry and ophthalmology, psychology and education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843108009
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2005
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
609,745
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Melvin Kaplan OD is Director of the Center for Visual Management in New York. He is a qualified Doctor of Optometry, and has previously worked as a clinical instructor of behavioral sciences at New York Medical College. He has published a significant body of research on ambient lenses and their role in the rehabilitation of individuals who display dysfunction in learning or emotion, and those with autistic spectrum disorders.

Melvin Kaplan OD is Director of the Center for Visual Management in New York. He is a qualified Doctor of Optometry, and has previously worked as a clinical instructor of behavioral sciences at New York Medical College. He has published a significant body of research on ambient lenses and their role in the rehabilitation of individuals who display dysfunction in learning or emotion, and those with autistic spectrum disorders.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a special educator in the field of Autism, I found this book to be a must read. As parents and Educators of children with Autism we are so focused on stopping the 'autistic behaviors' rather than getting to the core of WHY they are happening. This book helps you to understand why these kids do what they do and provide us with very practical ways in which to understand and support each child's visual system. Dr. Kaplan has his practice fairly local to where I work and have had families who've had much success with their children after consulting with him. Traditional eye doctors do not always agree with his unconventional practice but if it doesn't hurt, why not try? This book is a must have in a library of Autism resources.