Understanding how we see brings to mind the mythical story of the blind men and the elephant. Each responded to the part of the elephant that he encountered, and thus each had a very different impression of the animal. We are often so preoccupied with our conscious visual world that we describe it in limited ways and are thus unable to understand the comprehensive nature of vision. Research has shown that there is much more to visual processing than we have recognized. However, our limited understanding of vision and its multiple sensorimotor interactions have restricted our ability to work, through vision, to affect the rehabilitation of those who are neurologically challenged. The authors invite you to explore Neuro-Visual Processing Rehabilitation to learn new ways to think about vision. This book delves into the visual processing relationships of child development, motor and sensory interactions, and postural organization, led by vision, as the basis for understanding vision. From this knowledge, new directions and options will emerge for rehabilitation through the use of non-compensatory prisms and a new mode of treatment that the authors have termed Neuro-Visual Postural Therapy. The implications of understanding neuro-visual processing will change your thinking about vision as well as provide possibilities for helping millions of children and adults who have a neurological condition. 236 pages
La visión doble (diplopía) es a menudo el resultadode la falta de alineación de los dos ojos.Normalmente los ojos apuntan al mismo lugar en elespacio. La dirección visual ligeramente diferente secombina en percepción de la profundidad. El objetivode la terapia visual es mejorar tanto la alineación delos ojos como la fusión sensorial en el cerebro.–Dr. Jen Simonson Mi Vision Doble (February 2018), the Spanish Translation of My Double Vision.
When the image from one eye is blurry due to refractive amblyopia, the brain suppresses it – receiving and sending less signal to that eye. Our most progressive approach is to teach the brain to use both eyes together with vision therapy.
If you fumble or take a tumble – your vision might jumble. Learn about the vision problems that often follow a concussion and how vision therapy can help recover clear and comfortable sports vision.
An updated edition of the definitive handbook on the physical basis for learning for professionals involved in education and child development, written by the respected author of acclaimed titles in the field.
- A comprehensive overview of the relationship between neuromotor maturity and physical development on learning outcomes and behaviour in childhood and later life
- Explores why early reflexes are important, their functions in early development, their effects on learning and behavior if retained, and the possible effects on other aspects of development
- Brings together a specialist body of knowledge and makes it accessible to anyone involved in treating the symptoms of specific learning difficulties and emotional problems.
- Includes new information on the role of the vestibular system in anxiety and agoraphobia, a new chapter of case studies, and an Epilogue placing the INPP Method in a broader scientific context.
Wiley Blackwell 2017
Author: Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, OD
Published by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation. Paperback. 2017.
This book, "Compendium of Works on Visual Rehabilitation Vol 2" by Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, OD is the second of a two-volume set highlighting Dr. Ciuffreda's amazing contribution to the field; behavioral vision care and brain injury. This volume compiles research articles about Neuro-optometry, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Rehabilitation topics by Dr. Ciuffreda and his co-authors and colleagues. It also contains a Foreward by Dr. Irwin Suchoff.
These articles represent some of the seminal works in the field of brain injury and stroke visual rehabilitation conducted over Dr. Ciuffreda’s career. Articles have been published from journals such as Optometry, Brain Injury, and NeuroRehabilitation. Topics that the articles cover are wide ranging and include assessment, diagnosing and treatment, though the main thrust of this volume is the Therapy for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke, Sensory Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury, and Stroke.
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Visual Assessment in the Elderly: A Guide to Clinical Practice is overflowing with information. The aim of this project is threefold:
1) To educate clinicians on what ocular and systemic issues they may encounter in treating patients with low vision. There are detailed chapters discussing many of the ocular conditions and treatment considerations as well as chapters discussing the co-morbid systemic conditions. Many of the ocular conditions are accompanied by photos to offer a complete visual picture.
2) How to examine this special population and alter the examination if needed. While there are patterns in examining every population, the author provides alternative procedures to be considered. These are described in great detail allowing clinicians to not wonder how they should be performed but to focus on the information they are gathering.
3) What treatments should be considered, including vision therapy and low vision. Now that we know what conditions we are dealing with when examining this population, we are left with what to do. This book offers treatment options starting with optical correction leading all the way to VT and low vision. Therapy procedures and equipment needed are highlighted. Low vision treatment which might seem scary is broken down, explained, and made usable.
This is a book written for students and practitioners of all levels and is a wonderful general book that must be in every optometric library.
In this book a noted physiologist and neuroscientist introduces the concept of simplexity, the set of solutions living organisms find that enable them to deal with information and situations, while taking into account past experiences and anticipating future ones. Such solutions are new ways of addressing problems so that actions may be taken more quickly, more elegantly, and more efficiently.
In a sense, the history of living organisms may be summed up by their remarkable ability to find solutions that avoid the world’s complexity by imposing on it their own rules and functions. Evolution has resolved the problem of complexity not by simplifying but by finding solutions whose processes—though they can sometimes be complex—allow us to act in the midst of complexity and of uncertainty. Nature can inspire us by making us realize that simplification is never simple and requires instead that we choose, refuse, connect, and imagine, in order to act in the best possible manner. Such solutions are already being applied in design and engineering and are significant in biology, medicine, economics, and the behavioral sciences.
Alain Berthoz is professor of physiology emeritus at the Collège de France, where he heads the Laboratory of the Physiology of Perception and Action. He lives in Paris. Giselle Weiss is an American freelance editor and translator based in Basel, Switzerland.
THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF by Norman Doidge, MD
What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more
An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.