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Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives, 2nd Edition


The ground-breaking text that highlighted the importance of focusing on the functional as well as the clinical implications of low vision.


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Catalog Number: F-B0010-00

Publishers: APH Press

Authors: Anne L. Corn, Jane N. Erin

ISBN: 978-0-89128-883-1

Format: Print

Product Description

Foundations of Low Vision Clinical and Function Perspectives, Second Edition, goes even further in its presentation of how best to assess and support both children and adults with low vision and plan programs and services that optimize their functional vision and ability to lead productive and satisfying lives, based on individuals’ actual abilities.

Part 1, Personal and Professional Perspectives, provides the foundations of this approach, with chapters focused on the anatomy of the eye, medical causes of visual impairment, optics and low vision devices, and clinical low vision services, as well as psychological and social implications of low vision and the history of the field.

Part 2 focuses on children and youths, providing detailed treatment of functional vision assessment, instruction, use of low vision devices, orientation and mobility, and assistive technology.

Part 3 presents rehabilitation and employment issues for working-age adults and special considerations for older adults.

To view the Table of Contents, please see the “Includes” section.

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  • Foreword


    Chapter 1: Evolution from Home Teaching to Vision Rehabilitation Therapy

    Chapter 2: Psychosocial Considerations

    Chapter 3: The Assessment & Planning Processes

    Chapter 4: Learning and Teaching

    Chapter 5: Low Vision Skills

    Chapter 6: Handwriting

    Chapter 7: Braille and Other Tactile Forms of Communication

    Chapter 8: Keyboarding and Access Technology

    Chapter 9: Access to Information: Electronic Listening, Recording, and Reading Devices

    Chapter 10: Skills for Independent Living

    Chapter 11: Adaptive Food Preparation

    Chapter 12: Personal Management Skills

    Chapter 13: Home Management

    Chapter 14: Leisure-Time Pursuits

    Chapter 15: Managing a Caseload

    Epilogue: Vision Rehabilitation Therapy: Challenges and Opportunities





    • Perspectives on Low Vision
    • Low Vision: A History in Progress
    • Psychological and Social Implications of Low Vision
    • Integration of Visual Skills for Independent Living
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye
    • Causes of Visual Impairment: Pathology and Its Implications
    • Optics and Low Vision Devices
    • Visual Development
    • Functional Vision Assessment of Children with Low Vision, Including those with Multiple Disabilities
    • Instruction in Visual Techniques for Students with Low Vision, Including those with Multiple Disabilities
    • Selection and Assessment of Learning and Literacy Media for Children and Youths with Low Vision
    • Instruction of Literacy Skills to Children and Youths with Low Vision
    • Instruction in the Use of Optical Devices for Children and Youths
    • The Impact of Assistive Technology: Assessment and Instruction for Children with Low Vision
    • Orientation and Mobility Services for Children with Low VisionPART III. ADULTS WITH LOW VISION
    • Adults with Low Vision: Personal, Social and Independent Living Needs
    • Vision Rehabilitation Training for Working-Age Adults
    • Employment Considerations for Adults with Low Vision
    • Orientation and Mobility Services for Adults with Low Vision
    • Aging and Loss of Vision
    • The Role of the Certified Low Vision Therapist
  • Weight: 5.6 lbs

    Dimensions: 8.5 × 2 × 11 in

    Federal Quota Funds: Not Available

    Publishers: APH Press

    Authors/Editors: Anne L. Corn, Jane N. Erin

    Media: Book

    Format: Print

    Language: English

    Publication Date: 2010

  • This product is nonrefundable. All sales are final.