Description : 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 funct.
Description : Essential Elements in Early Intervention is a complete sourcebooks and guide for early interventionists, teachers of students with visual impairments, and other professionals who work with young children with visual impairments, dual sensory impairments, and multiple disabilities. It includes comprehensive information on vision and hearing examinations, functional vision and hearing assessments, and effective methods of providing early intervention services. The new edition includes expanded, updated information on federal special education legislation, best practices in early intervention, evidence-based outcomes, and the role of the early interventionist, as well as strategies for working with families and educational teams successfully.
Description : "This new assessment tool is useful for practitioners to gather, store, track, and analyze information regarding students' functional vision and appropriate learning media. The Functional Vision and Learning Media Assessment, written by Rebecca Burnett, Ed.D., and LaRhea Sanford, Ed.D., has been revised and made an APH product. FVLMA fills the need for a user-friendly instrument that provides a framework for systematic and thorough assessment of a student's visual functioning, and the student's needs for adapted educational media. Although not a standardized test, FVLMA has been peer-reviewed by experts in the field of vision and field tested by teachers and students. It was found useful in discovering, recording, and analyzing the needs and progress of students."--APH website.
Description : A Survey of the Utilization of Rehabilitation Services by the Visually Impaired Elderly Population -- Low Vision Care: Is Ongoing Assessment Really Necessary? -- Are Low Vision Aids still used Six Month safter Prescription? -- Part II -- DOMICILIARY FOLLOW UP IN LOW VISION CARE -- Low Vision Services in the Context of Vision Rehabilitation -- Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired Children in China -- Residual vision and integration: The implications for India in the management of its blind population -- The Visual Advice Centre Eindhoven, An Experiment in Dutch Low Vision Care -- Meeting the Needs of a Geographically Isolated Paediatric Low Vision Population -- Part III -- The ICIDH as a basis for a uniform language in rehabilitation -- An interdisciplinary model for the rehabilitation of visually impaired and blind people -- Suggestions for the classification of impairments and disabilities of low vision -- VISUAL ACUITY MEASUREMENT for LOW VISION -- The FUNCTIONAL VISION SCORE -- A method to evaluate and rehabilitate the functional vision of visually impaired people -- Quantitative Evaluation of Visual Function -- Functional diagnosis and rehabilitation in proposals for an information support system for the treatment of the visually disabled -- Optometric Involvement in Low Vision Training -- The Importance of Social Work with the Multidisciplinary Assistance of the VAC-E -- The Graduate of Poland's First Program in Vision Rehabilitation - a Follow-Up Survey -- Author Index
Description : Functional Neurologic Disorders, the latest volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, summarizes state-of-the-art research findings and clinical practice on this class of disorders at the interface between neurology and psychiatry. This 51-chapter volume offers an historical introduction, chapters on epidemiology and pathophysiolology, a large section on the clinical features of different type of functional neurologic symptoms and disorders (including functional movement disorders, non-epileptic seizures, dizziness, vision, hearing, speech and cognitive symptoms), and then concluding with approaches to therapy. This group of internationally acclaimed experts in neurology, psychiatry, and neuroscience represent a broad spectrum of areas of expertise, chosen for their ability to write clearly and concisely with an eye toward a clinical audience. This HCN volume sets a new landmark standard for a comprehensive, multi-authored work dealing with functional neurologic disorders (also described as psychogenic, dissociative or conversion disorders). Offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach for the care of patients with functional disorders seen in neurologic practice, leading to more efficient prevention, management, and treatment Provides a synthesis of research efforts incorporating clinical, brain imaging and neurophysiological studies Fills an existing gap between traditional neurology and traditional psychiatry Contents include coverage of history, epidemiology, clinical presentations, and therapy Edited work with chapters authored by leaders in the field, the broadest, most expert coverage available
Description : This handbook provides teachers with practical tips and advice on improving literacy skills for students with low vision. The book provides easy-to-understand explanations of vital topics such as interpreting eye reports, performing functional vision assessments, working with low vision service providers, and more. The valuable resource section, tables, sample reports and sidebars offer essential information on assessing low vision students and helping them use their vision effectively.
Description : Neuroprosthetics is an area of intense scientific and clinical interest and rapid progress. Since the introduction of the cardiac pacemaker in 1932, we have seen developments that include cochlear prostheses, techniques for bladder and bowel control, deep brain stimulation, and restoration of mobility and respiration to paralyzed individuals. The chapters in this book have been contributed by authors who are recognized internationally in their fields. The result is a comprehensive and up-to-date review that will be invaluable to graduate students, clinicians and researchers in neuroprosthetics. It is broadly divided into three sections: Section 1 provides a core of knowledge that forms a foundation for the rest of the book, and covers the basics of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, biomaterials and biocompatibility, stimulation and recording techniques; Section 2 describes current clinical applications of neuroprosthetics; Section 3 looks at future developments in the field. Contents:Neuroanatomy and Physiology:Passive Models of Excitable Cells (J J Struijk)Peripheral Nervous System (K W Horch & P R Burgess)Anatomy and Physiology of the Central Nervous System (V K Mushahwar, T Hanania, J Ingram, K E Jones, S K Patrick & K W Horch)Autonomic Nervous System (G S Dhillon & K W Horch)Skeletal Muscle (S Salmons)Voluntary Motor Control (R R Riso)The Visual System as a Neuroprosthesis Substrate: Anatomy, Physiology, Function (G Dagnelie & E Margalit)The Auditory System (R K Shepherd)Neuroplasticity (P A Celnik, M J Makley, E Fridman & L G Cohen)Spinal Plasticity (V Pikov)Extracellular Stimulation and Recording:Electrical Stimulation of the Peripheral Nervous System: Biophysics and Excitation Properties (W M Grill)The Theory of Peripheral Nerve Recording (K Yoshida & J Struijk)Central Nervous System Stimulation (F Rattay)The Theory of Central Nervous System Recording (S Shoham & S Nagarajan)Materials for Stimulation and Recording:Electrode Materials for Recording and Stimulation (T Stieglitz)Insulating Biomaterials (D J Edell)Vapor Deposition of Biopassivation Coatings for Neuroprostheses (S K Murthy, D J Edell & K K Gleason)Tissue Reaction to Electrodes: The Problem of Safe and Effective Stimulation of Neural Tissue (D McCreery)Peripheral Stimulation and Recording:Functional Adaptation of Skeletal Muscle and Its Application to Cardiac Assistance (E Monnet & S Salmons)Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Stimulation (J T Mortimer & N Bhadra)Peripheral Nerve Recording Electrodes and Techniques (K Yoshida & R Riso)Central Stimulation and Recording:Neural Stimulation Electrodes: Geometric Factors (D J Anderson & J Weiland)CNS Recording Electrodes and Techniques (D R Kipke, D S Pellinen & P J Rousche)Spinal Cord and Rootlets (A Prochazka & V K Mushahwar)Existing FES Systems:Control Issues for Motor Neuroprostheses (D B Popovic)Upper and Lower Extremity Motor Neuroprostheses (K L Kilgore & R F Kirsch)Cochlear Implants (P M Seligman & R K Shepherd)Neuromodulation and Other Electrostimulatory Techniques (P E V Van Kerrebroeck)Deep Brain Stimulation (E B Montgomery Jr. & K B Baker)Neural Recording on Close Spaced Arrays (D J Anderson)Respiratory Muscle Stimulation in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury (A F DiMarco)Future FES Systems:The Future of Motor Neuroprostheses (R F Kirsch & K L Kilgore)Challenges to Developing a Neurally Controlled Upper Limb Prosthesis (G S Dhillon & S Meek)Spinal Cord Stimulation for Restoring Lower Extremity Function (V K Mushahwar & A Prochazka)Emerging FES Applications for Control of the Urinary Bladder (N J M Rijkhoff)Can Vision be Restored by Electrical Stimulation? (E Margalit, G Dagnelie, J D Weiland, E de Juan, Jr. & M S Humayun)Central Auditory Prostheses (R K Shepherd)Vestibular Prosthetics (D M Merfeld & R D Rabbitt)Brain-Computer-Interfaces for Verbal Communication (N Birbaumer, U Strehl & T Hinterberger)Design Principles of a Neuromotor Prosthetic Device (M Serruya & J Donoghue)Next Generation of Cortical Devices (P J Rousche & D R Kipke)Regulatory Issues:Biocompatibility of Neuroprotheses (Jeffery R Nelson & Jerry R Nelson) Readership: Graduate students, academics, researchers and clinicians in biomedical engineering/bioengineering, neurobiology, neurology/neuroscience and human physiology. Keywords:
Description : This is a practical manual for diagnostic testing, focusing on the historical and contemporary research on functional disorders in general, and functional visual disorders in particular. Functional Ophthalmic Disorders: Ocular Malingering and Visual Hysteria is a how-to manual that is written for the practicing ophthalmologist and optometrist, complete with color photos that allow the reader to see pictures of select diseases. In addition to the photos, videos are provided online to illustrate the various tests and possible results conducted on a mock patient to assist in the differential diagnosis. Written and edited by leaders in the field, some of the topics covered include history of functional disorders, ophthalmologic examination in malingering and techniques and tests for functional and simulated defects.