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Seeing through new eyes : changing the lives of children with autism, Asperger syndrome and other developmental disabilities through vision therapy /
Melvin Kaplan ; foreword by Stephen M. Edelson.
imprint
London ; Philadeiphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006.
description
208 p. : ill.
ISBN
1843108003 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781843108009 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
London ; Philadeiphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006.
isbn
1843108003 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781843108009 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
The behavior is the solution -- Prism lenses and vision therapy : overview and historical perspective -- Special tests for special needs -- Analyzing your test results : the art and science of knowing your patient -- The therapy process : a philosophical overview -- Therapy approaches for patients with strabismus -- Therapy approaches for patients with orientation issues -- Therapy approaches for patients with spatial organization issues -- What does breathing have to do with vision? -- The big picture : integrating vision therapy into a comprehensive treatment program.
catalogue key
5649900
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Melvin Kaplan is Director of the Center for Visual Management in New York.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Dr Kaplan offers an accessible introduction to the treatment of visual dysfunction, a significant but neglected problem associated with autism spectrum disorders & other developmental disabilities.
Long Description
This book advances the case for vision therapy as an integral part of a comprehensive treatment plan for children with ASDs, and provides professionals with the tools to implement this therapy. Kaplan argues that visual dysfunction is a significant but neglected problem associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities, and that common autistic symptoms such as hand-flapping, poor eye contact and tantrums are typically a response to the confusion caused by vision disorder. The author explains the effects of difficulties with 'ambient vision' - the function that is usually impaired in autistic people - which include a lack of spatial awareness and trouble with coordination. He gives guidance on how to identify the visual deficits of nonverbal children, select prism lenses that will alter the visual field, and create individually tailored programmes of therapy in order to retrain the system. Seeing Through New Eyes is essential reading for any professional in the fields of optometry and ophthalmology, autism educators and researchers, and for parents considering vision therapy for their child.
Main Description
Seeing Through New Eyes offers an accessible introduction to the treatment of visual dysfunction, a significant but neglected problem associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities.
Unpaid Annotation
Dr Kaplan offers an accessible introduction to the treatment of visual dysfunction, a significant but neglected problem associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities. He identifies common autistic symptoms such as hand-flapping, poor eye contact and tantrums as typical responses to the confusion caused by vision disorder. He explains the effects of difficulties with 'ambient vision' - the function that is usually impaired in autistic people - which include a lack of spatial awareness and trouble with coordination, and gives guidance on how to identify the visual deficits of nonverbal children, select prism lenses that will alter the visual field, and create individually tailored programmes of therapy in order to retrain the system. Seeing Through New Eyes is essential reading for parents of autistic children, professionals in the fields of autism or optometry and ophthalmology, and for educators.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 7
Understanding Visual Dysfunction and the Role of Prism Lenses and Vision Therapy
The Behavior is the Solutionp. 13
Prism Lenses and Vision Therapy: Overview and Historical Perspectivep. 26
The Kaplan Nonverbal Battery: Testing and Interpretation of Results
Special Tests for Special Needsp. 51
Analyzing Your Test Results: The Art and Science of Knowing Your Patientp. 80
Planning a Visual Management Program
The Therapy Process: A Philosophical Overviewp. 105
Therapy Approaches for Patients with Strabismusp. 125
Therapy Approaches for Patients with Orientation Issuesp. 133
Therapy Approaches for Patients with Spatial Organization Issuesp. 149
What does Breathing Have to do with Vision?p. 160
The Big Picture: Integrating Vision Therapy into a Comprehensive Treatment Programp. 177
The Van Orden Star: A Window into Personal Spacep. 183
Glossaryp. 197
Subject Indexp. 201
Author Indexp. 207
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