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Functional Vision: A Practitioner's Guide to Evaluation and Intervention (Paperback)

It will quickly become one of your most valued professional manuals.

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Description of Functional Vision

Functional Vision is an essential tool for anyone working
in the area of low vision. It presents a systematic, comprehensive, integrated approach to assessing functional vision and delivering appropriate services determined by evaluation results. The book is based on groundbreaking
work by distinguished professionals who developed the
specific principles and procedures for helping people of all ages who have low vision, including those
with multiple disabilities. The text explains various ways
to link intervention to assessment findings and to teach compensatory skills through everyday activities at school, work, home, and in the community. This detailed and
practical guide provides case examples, charts, figures,
and sample forms that enable practitioners to apply expert
methods directly in their work with clients.

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Paperback Product Details:

Pages: 521 pages
ISBN: 978-0-89128-871-8
Publisher: AFB Press
Year of publication: 2004
Availability: ships in 3-4 days; allow time for mailing

Review Functional Vision

Editorial Review:

SciTech Book News
Emphasizing the need for collaboration and cooperation across medical, education, rehabilitation, and social service disciplines, this volume provides a primary reference tool for those engaged in work related to low vision rehabilitation and service delivery. It provides information about the functional vision evaluation and instruction process, offering an overview of low vision care, outlining the critical elements in assessment methodology, and detailing intervention methods. Ten chapters feature contributions by optometrists, psychologists, learning pathologists, rehabilitation specialists, and educators.
D.V.I. Quarterly - Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Visual Impairments
There is so much contained in this text, both in terms of information and practical and specific suggestion, that this reviewer recommends practitioners add Functional Vision to their professional libraries. Seasoned professionals and neophytes alike will find that this is not a dust collector; it will be used over and over again. Rona Shaw, Ed.D.

Book Contributors:

Irene Topor, Ph.D., Toni Heinz, Ed.D., Ike Presley, M.Ed., Gregory L. Goodrich, Aries Arditi, Ph.D., Lori Cassells, M.A., Robert Dister, O.D., J.D., Roanne Flom, O.D., Robert Greer, O.D., Gunilla Haegerstrom-Portnoy, O.D., Ph.D., Jillian King, M.A., Deborah Tierney Kreuzer, M.A., Patricia Morgan, M.Ed., R.D. Quillman, M.A., Janice Smith, Ph.D.