New PDF release: Low Vision Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide for

By Stephen G. Whittaker PhD FAAO OTR/L CLVT, Mitchell Scheiman OD FCOVD FAAO, Debra A. Sokol-McKay MS OTR CDE SCLV CLVT

ISBN-10: 1556427344

ISBN-13: 9781556427343

Low imaginative and prescient rehabilitation is speedily growing to be as a uniqueness perform for occupational therapists. This progress calls for functional, evidence-based details at the assessment and remedy of the results of low imaginative and prescient on occupational functionality. Responding to this want, Low imaginative and prescient Rehabilitation: a pragmatic consultant for Occupational Therapists blends criteria of perform which were built over 50 years by way of low imaginative and prescient therapists and optometrists, with the most recent clinical study and the original standpoint of occupational therapists.

Low imaginative and prescient Rehabilitation provides an rising version during which occupational therapists perform as a part of a staff of imaginative and prescient rehabilitation execs serving adults with low imaginative and prescient. Occupational therapists supply a different contribution to the imaginative and prescient rehabilitation workforce, with a spotlight on significant occupational pursuits, the incorporation of career into treatment, and the orchestration of environmental, social, and non-visual own elements right into a therapy plan. Mitchell Scheiman, Maxine Scheiman, and Stephen Whittaker have built a pragmatic and easy textual content outlining an overview method of interventions that concentrate on improving occupational functionality in adults.

Special features
• contains options from the AOTA Occupational remedy perform Framework: area and Process
• offers many of the middle wisdom required for the ACVREP low imaginative and prescient certification exam and AOTA forte certification in low vision
• comprises an occupational treatment imaginative and prescient rehabilitation assessment including 4 parts: occupational profile/case historical past, assessment of visible elements, environmental review, evaluate of occupational performance
• Emphasizes intervention and coffee imaginative and prescient rehabilitation remedy together with amendment of our surroundings, use of non-optical assistive units, use of optical units, and use of laptop technology
• offers important details on the right way to commence an autonomous perform in low imaginative and prescient rehabilitation
• comprises chapters on diabetic administration and digital assistive technology
• contains entry to a significant other web site with printable types and extra assets with textual content purchase

Written through authors who're optometrists, occupational therapists, researchers, and licensed low imaginative and prescient therapists (CLVT), Low imaginative and prescient Rehabilitation employs an interdisciplinary point of view that's specified, useful, and credible.

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