Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists, Third Edition

$78.95
Author(s):
Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
ISBN 10:
1556429371
ISBN 13:
9781556429378
Pages:
416
Cover:
Hardback
Publication Date:
2011
Item Number:
39378
Product Dimensions:
7.00 x 10.00 x 1.25 inches

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Book Description

The Third Edition of Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits is the go-to resource that will enable occupational therapists to develop a comprehensive understanding of vision, appreciate the various effects vision problems can have on the practice of occupational therapy, and to more effectively manage patients with vision disorders.

 
Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists, Third Edition is a unique collaboration from occupational therapists, optometrists, and low vision rehabilitation specialists.
 
Dr. Mitchell Scheiman presents a unique Three Component Model of Vision that includes:
  • Visual integrity: Includes visual acuity (clarity), the optics of the eye, and eye health
  • Visual efficiency skills: Includes focusing, eye teaming, and eye movements
  • Visual information processing skills: Includes the ability to analyze, interpret and respond to visual information
 
A major emphasis of the new edition is on management of eye movement, visual information processing, visual field, and low vision problems. Therapy suggestions have been expanded and the use of computer software has been incorporated into the therapy.
 
Some Additional Chapter Topics Include:
  • Visual problems associated with learning disorders
  • Visual problems associated with acquired brain injury
  • Management of vision problems for children with special needs
  • Low vision
 
Features of the Third Edition:
  • Updated figures, research, and references
  • Incorporates current American Occupational Therapy Association Practice Framework
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Appendices that include a vision screening report form and low vision supplies and equipment
 
Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists, Third Edition will continue to bring the professions of occupational therapy and optometry together and will guide health care professionals to provide the ultimate in patient care.

More Information

Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, is a nationally known optometric educator, lecturer, author, and private practitioner. He graduated from the New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA, in 1975 and completed a residency in vision therapy at the State University of New York College of Optometry in 1976. He has specialized in vision therapy for the past 35 years. Dr. Scheiman is currently director of Pediatric and Binocular Vision Programs at The Eye Institute and professor of optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He has written three books for optometrists, covering the topics of binocular vision and vision therapy, pediatric optometry, and learning-related vision problems, and he has published more than 140 articles in the professional literature. He is a Diplomate in Binocular Vision and Perception and a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Scheiman maintains a private practice in the Philadelphia suburbs where he specializes in vision therapy.    

Dr. Scheiman has a long and close relationship with occupational therapists. He is the founder of Vision Education Seminars, a company that develops and provides continuing education programs about vision to occupational therapists. In the past 15 years he has lectured to more than 7000 occupational therapists. He co-manages patients with occupational and physical therapists in his practice, and his wife, Maxine Scheiman, has been an occupational therapist for more than 20 years.

 

About the Author
Contributing Authors
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
 
Chapter One                    Background Information
                                           Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
 
Chapter Two                   Review of Basic Anatomy, Physiology, and
                                           Development of the Visual System
                                           Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
 
Chapter Three                 Three Component Model of Vision, Part One:
                                           Visual Integrity
                                           Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
 
Chapter Four                   Three Component Model of Vision, Part Two:
                                           Visual Efficiency Skills
                                           Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
 
Chapter Five                   Three Component Model of Vision, Part Three:
                                           Visual Information Processing Skills
                                           Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
 
Chapter Six                     Screening for Visual Acuity, Visual Efficiency,
                                           and Visual Information Processing Problems
                                           Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
 
Chapter Seven                Management of Refractive, Visual Efficiency, and
                                           Visual Information Processing Disorders
                                           Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
Chapter Eight                  Visual Problems Associated With Learning Disorders
                                           Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
 
Chapter Nine                   Visual Problems Associated With Acquired Brain Injury
                                           Lynn Fishman Hellerstein, OD, FCOVD, FAAO and
                                           Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
 
Chapter Ten                    Visual Rehabilitation for Patients With Brain Injury
                                           Lynn Fishman Hellerstein, OD, FCOVD, FAAO;
                                           Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO; Beth I. Fishman, OTR, COVT;
                                           and Stephen G. Whittaker, OTR, PhD, CLVT
 
Chapter Eleven               Oculo-Visual Disorders Associated With Developmental and
                                           Sensory Disabilities
                                           Sarah D. Appel, OD, FAAO and Elise B. Ciner, OD, FAAO
 
Chapter Twelve              Management of Vision Problems for Children With Special Needs
                                           Elise B. Ciner, OD, FAAO; Sarah D. Appel, OD, FAAO; and
                                           Marcy Graboyes, ACSW, LSW
 
Chapter Thirteen            Low Vision: Overview and Review of Low Vision Evaluation
                                           and Treatment
                                           Paul B. Freeman, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
 
Chapter Fourteen           Activities of Daily Living and Individuals With Low Vision
                                           Maureen A. Duffy, MS, CVRT; Kathleen Mary Huebner, PhD, COMS;
                                           and Diane P. Wormsley, PhD
 
Chapter Fifteen              Getting Involved in Low Vision Rehabilitation
                                           Maxine Scheiman, MEd, OTR/L, CLVT and
                                           Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
 
Chapter Sixteen              The Inter-Relationship Model
                                           Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO and
                                           Maxine Scheiman, MEd, OTR/L, CLVT
 
Chapter Seventeen        Theory and Guidelines for Visual Task Analysis and Synthesis
                                           Kathleen Tsurumi, OTR and Valorie Todd, OTR
 
Glossary of Key Terms
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: Vision Screening Report Form
Appendix C: Advanced-Degree Programs
Appendix D: Organizations
Appendix E: Low Vision Supplies and Equipment
Financial Disclosures
Index