Assessment of visual processing functions and disorders

Authored by: Lea Hyvärinen

The Routledge Handbook of Visual Impairment

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138085411
eBook ISBN: 9781315111353
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315111353-7

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Abstract

Assessment of visual processing disorders and their effect on children’s needs for special education is built on observations by parents, teachers and therapists of student’s strengths and problems. Visual problems at school should guide the medical specialists, psychologists and optometrists in assessment of visual functions. Ophthalmologists’ and optometrists’ work in assessments of binocularity, strabismus, oculomotor functions and accommodation is now developing; spectacles to correct refractive errors can be fitted in comfortable frames, training of visual functions is included in rehabilitation and reported to schools. Interdisciplinary collaboration between these large groups of educational and medical specialists should be developed further.

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