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Foundations of Vision Rehabilitation Therapy

Foundations of Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, the second edition of Foundations of Vision Rehabilitation Teaching with Persons Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, contains updated information and techniques vision rehabilitation therapists can use to assist transition-age students and adults who are blind and visually impaired, and who have multiple disabilities.



Catalog Number: F-B0060-EPUB


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Catalog Number: F-B0060-00

Catalog Number: F-B0060

Publishers: APH Press

Authors: Helen Lee, Jennifer Ottowitz

ISBN: 978-1-95072-306-5

Format: Print, EPUB

Product Description

“The profession of vision rehabilitation therapy is unique in that it is a hybrid between a rehabilitation therapist and teacher,” explained the editors, Helen Lee and Jennifer Ottowitz. “As a rehabilitation therapist, the VRT provides adaptive strategies that restore function, while the teaching aspect requires training beyond those received in clinical settings. The VRT educates his or her clients in skills promoting self-sufficiency through strategies and problem-solving in the real-world setting.”

Chapter topics include psychosocial issues, assessment and planning, learning and teaching, low vision, braille, handwriting, access technology, food preparation, personal care, home management, and leisure activities. Busy professionals will also learn strategies for caseload management.

“Chapters begin with relevant scenarios and often close with a list of practical learning activities to foster practice, enhance experience, and promote critical thinking. In many chapters, authentic lesson plans are provided, and suggestions are offered for assessing learners. Tips are included when adaptive techniques would be helpful to the professional with a visual impairment.”

  • 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





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    Publishers: APH Press

    Authors/Editors: Helen Lee, Jennifer Ottowitz

    Media: Book

    Format: Print, EPUB

    Language: English

    Publication Date: 2020

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