Optometric Management of Learning-related Vision Problems

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2006 - Medical - 752 pages
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This book explores the relationship between vision and learning and the role of optometrists in the assessment and management of learning related vision problems. It discusses normal child development, the learning process, learning disabilities, the relationship between vision and learning, and models for managing vision problems affecting learning. It is also of interest to health care practitioners involved in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with learning difficulties. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details.

  • Presents an organized, easy-to-follow approach to the diagnosis and treatment of learning-related vision problems.
  • Each chapter contains key terms and chapter review questions making it more appealing to the student and instructor.
  • Includes appendices containing sample reports, sample questionnaires, sample letters, a bibliography, and case histories showing the reader how to use the material from the book in practice.
  • Well respected authors and contributors provide authoritative coverage of the topic.


  • Expanded information on the use of colored lenses and reading.
  • New chapter on reading disorders that covers how children learn to read, teaching methods, optometric assessment, and management of dyslexia.
  • Chapters have been updated with new computer software options, including computer aided vision therapy, perceptual home therapy system, and temporal visual processing program.
  • Updated testing battery, including new tests, visual processing speed, and optometric use of IQ screening tests such as K-BIT.
  • Expanded coverage of psycho education evaluation includes substantial updates with new test instruments, such as WISC.
  • Substantial revisions based on literature review for last 10 years.
  • New and updated illustrations.
 

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Contents

Overview of Normal Child Development
3
Overview of Vision Efficiency and Visual Processing Development
35
Overview of Learning Disabilities
69
Overview of Special Populations
85
Overview of Colored LensesOverlays and Reading
107
Overview of Visual Attention and Learning
121
Overview of Reading
165
The Relationship Between Vision and Learning General Issues
183
Case Presentation
451
Development of the Overall Management Plan
467
Visual Efficiency Problems
485
Management of Visual Information Processing Problems
513
Vision Therapy Procedures for Developmental Visual Information Processing Problems
585
Interdisciplinary Management of Learning Problems Case Studies
653
Bibliography for Parents Teachers and Other Professionals
673
Sample Psychoeducational Reports
675

The Relationship Between Visual Efficiency Problems and Learning
209
The Relationship Between Visual Perceptual Problems and Learning
241
The Role of the Optometrist in the Management of LearningRelated Vision Problems
283
Optometric Assessment Case History
293
Optometric Assessment Visual Efficiency Problems
335
Optometric Assessment Visual Information Processing Problems
369
Psychoeducational Evaluation
415
Parent Questionnaire
705
Symptom Survey CISS for Patients 8 Years of Age
713
Teacher Questionnaire
715
Visual Information Processing Evaluation Profile
719
Sample Letters for Parents and Other Professionals
721
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