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Information for Occupational and Physical Therapists Working with Students with Visual Impairments

By Chris Strickling, OTR
© TSBVI 1998 - 42 pages Order # 59420VMP (4 oz.)

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As the title states, occupational and physical therapists will welcome this informative booklet when working with children who are visually impaired. Ms. Strickling offers insightful information on:

  • Vision and early development, and how incidental learning needs to be compensated
  • Movement and how it influences primitive reflexes and postural tone
  • Sensation and how it impacts proprioceptive and vestibular input
  • Common postural characteristics of children with visual impairments and intervention techniques
  • Whole body stimulation and awareness
  • Visual diagnoses
  • The importance of teaming orientation and mobility instructors, adaptive physical education teachers, teachers of the visually impaired, physical and occupational therapists, and parents
  • Educational impacts of low vision in regards to tactual and incidental learning, special positioning needs, environmental considerations, and social relationships

Table of Contents

  • Vision and Early Development
  • Movement
  • Sensation
  • Common Postural Characteristics
  • Common Problems with Hand Function
  • Understanding Visual Diagnoses
  • The Importance of Teaming
  • Educational Impacts of Low Vision
  • Resources

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