Description of Research Report: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Choice of an Adapted Mobility Device for a Child with Cerebral Palsy and Visual Impairment
Children with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) are frequently faced with additional challenges that often include motor delays or cerebral palsy. The presence of disabilities in addition to visual impairment has become an increasingly important issue in caring for these children. Cerebral palsy is one of the most common additional disabilities found in children with visual impairments and constitutes over 50% of the nonvisual disabilities associated with visual impairment (Rogers, 1996). A multidisciplinary team approach is best used in treating this population. Team members have overlapping areas of expertise and may have different perspectives on the unique challenges that a given student faces.