Foundations of Low Vision

Clinical and Functional Perspectives

Author: Anne Lesley Corn,Jane N. Erin

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 089128883X

Category: Medical

Page: 965

View: 7967

Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives, the ground-breaking text that highlighted the importance of focusing on the functional as well as the clinical implications of low vision, has been completely updated and expanded in this second edition. The revised edition goes even further in its presentation of how best to assess and support both children and adults with low vision and plan programs and services that optimize their functional vision and ability to lead productive and satisfying lives, based on individuals' actual abilities. Part 1, Personal and Professional Perspectives, provides the foundations of this approach, with chapters focused on the anatomy of the eye, medical causes of visual impairment, optics and low vision devices, and clinical low vision services, as well as psychological and social implications of low vision and the history of the field. Part 2 focuses on children and youths, providing detailed treatment of functional vision assessment, instruction, use of low vision devices, orientation and mobility, and assistive technology. Part 3 presents rehabilitation and employment issues for working-age adults and special considerations for older adults.

Understanding Low Vision

Author: Randall T. Jose

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891281191

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 555

View: 4372

A thorough review that covers fundamentals, assessment, clinical services, training and instructional services, and future directions. The author establishes a framework for understanding the impact of low vision on functioning, learning, and psychosocial status. Special sections contain chapters, reports, technical materials, curriculum guides, resources, and questionnaires by experts from 21 areas.

Foundations of Education: Instructional strategies for teaching children and youths with visual impairments

Author: M. Cay Holbrook,Alan J. Koenig

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891283393

Category: Education

Page: 872

View: 4505

Foundations of Education is the essential resource on educating students who are blind or visually impaired. The revised and updated second edition of this groundbreaking text is a comprehensive compilation including both fundamental theory and specific methodology on teaching visually impaired students in all areas. Volume 2: Instructional Strategies for Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments covers specialized assessment and modifying instruction, as well as detailed information on instruction in both the core curriculum and the expanded core curriculum. Foundations of Education is not only the fundamental textbook for students in the field of visual impairment, but is a vital tool for educators, administrators, policy makers, and allied professionals.

Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling with Persons who are Blind Or Visually Impaired

Author: J. Elton Moore,William Hughes Graves,Jeanne Boland Patterson

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891289456

Category: Education

Page: 477

View: 7770

Rehabilitation professionals have long recognized that the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired are unique and require a special knowledge and expertise for the provision and coordination of effective rehabilitation services. Contributions to this text from more than 25 experts provide essential information on subjects such as functional, medical, vocational and psychological assessments; demographic and cultural issues; placement and employment issues; and the rehabilitation team. Each chapter includes a Learning Activities section that can be used in class assignments or during in-service training. Sample forms, such as a Job Analysis Worksheet, a Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation System Protocol, an Individualized Written Rehabilitation Program, and a Work Environment Visual Demands Report are included in the appendices. An extensive glossary provides easy access to clear definitions of terms.

Foundations of Education: History and theory of teaching children and youths with visual impairments

Author: M. Cay Holbrook,Alan J. Koenig

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891283409

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 558

Foundations of Education is the essential resource on educating students who are blind or visually impaired. The revised and updated second edition of this groundbreaking text is a comprehensive compilation including both fundamental theory and specific methodology on teaching visually impaired students in all areas. Volume 1: History and Theory of Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments covers the fundamentals of vision and visual impairment, growth and development, children with multiple impairments, multicultural issues, and educational programming. Foundations of Education is not only the fundamental textbook for students in the field of visual impairment, but is a vital tool for educators, administrators, policy makers, and allied professionals.

Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, 3rd Edition

Volume 2, Instructional Strategies and Practical Applications

Author: William R. Wiener,Richard L. Welsh,Bruce B. Blasch

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284613

Category: Medical

Page: 854

View: 4711

Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, the classic professional reference and textbook has been completely revised and expanded to two volumes by the most knowledgeable experts in the field. The new third edition includes both the latest research in O&M and expanded information on practice and teaching strategies. Volume 2, Instructional Strategies and Practical Applications, contains detailed information in such as areas as the use of the senses in O&M; teaching O&M to different age and ability groups; the use of technology-based travel systems; and travel in complex environments. No O&M student or professional can afford to be without this essential resource.

Foundations of Rehabilitation Teaching with Persons who are Blind Or Visually Impaired

Author: Paul E. Ponchillia,Susan Kay Vlahas Ponchillia

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891289395

Category: Education

Page: 415

View: 2243

This book details the background on the history and development of rehabilitation teaching and provides practical information and instructional strategies. Proven techniques are described for working with individuals with adventitious or congenital visual impairments, as well as strategies for teaching basic living skills. Included are chapters on each of the skill areas taught by rehabilitation teachers; detailed, step-by-step lesson plans for specific skills in each area; and valuable sample forms for assessing and planning the needs and course of instruction for new clients.

Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant

Author: Amy Wagenfeld,Jennifer Kaldenberg

Publisher: Slack Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556426292

Category: Medical

Page: 379

View: 6912

Searching for a text that addresses the specific pediatric skills set necessary for both students preparing to become Occupational Therapy Assistants and existing practitioners? Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant delivers this essential knowledge in a succinct, straightforward format. Co-editors Amy Wagenfeld and Jennifer Kaldenberg, collaborating with skilled and expert professionals, employ an interdisciplinary perspective to explain pediatric clinical foundations and practical application activities. Additionally, general information on foundational occupational therapy theories and frames of reference is provided. The seamless integration of this material enables the reader to develop a complete understanding of the information and, more importantly, apply that knowledge in a clinical setting. This dynamic text incorporates many unique features to foster learning. Integrated within each chapter are short case studies and activities designed to promote discussion and exploration of pediatric occupational theory and practice. Diverse illustrations, a Reflexes Chart, and a pull out Developmental Milestones Chart are also included to reinforce important concepts. Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant is the perfect text for both OTA students and practitioners specializing in pediatrics. Appendices Include: Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics Standards of Practice for Occupational Therapy Guide for Supervision of Occupational Therapy Personnel Roles and Responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist and the Occupational Therapy Assistant during the delivery of Occupational Therapy services Public Law 105-17 Individual with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 Developmental Milestones Charts Reflexes Chart

Physical Education and Sports for People with Visual Impairments and Deafblindness

Foundations of Instruction

Author: Lauren J. Lieberman,Paul E. Ponchillia,Susan Kay Vlahas Ponchillia

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284540

Category: Education

Page: 396

View: 2313

From three prominent educators and athletes comes this important new sourcebook on teaching the skills that will enable both children and adults with visual impairments and deafblindness to participate in physical education, recreation, sports, and lifelong health and fitness activities.Physical Education and Sports for People with Visual Impairments and Deafblindness includes methods of modifying physical skills instruction; techniques for adapting sports and other physical activities; teaching methods and curriculum points for physical skills instruction throughout the lifespan; and information about sports and related activities, providing rules, adaptations, and information about competition options. It is an ideal manual for physical educators, adapted physical education specialists, teachers of students with visual impairments, orientation and mobility specialists, occupational and recreational therapists, and anyone else interested in sports and recreation for persons who are visually impaired or deafblind.

Essential Elements in Early Intervention: Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities, Second Edition

Author: Deborah Chen

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284885

Category: Education

Page: 668

View: 6689

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.

Educating Exceptional Children

Author: Samuel Kirk,James Gallagher,Mary Ruth Coleman,Nicholas J. Anastasiow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049591360X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 8994

EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN is a classic yet state-of-the-art text for Introduction to Special Education and related courses. Authored by luminaries in the special education field, it introduces students to each of the thirteen disability categories, and to the needs of children who are gifted and talented. The Thirteenth Edition continues to focus on the strengths of previous editions, while also providing new material about such important hot topics within the field as genetics, neurology, inclusion, assistive technology, and information processing. The text provides key, research-based teaching methods and strategies for children with various exceptionalities, and also offers analysis of ecological factors that influence the exceptional child in and out of the classroom. This edition also features current coverage of the Response to Intervention Model, comprehensive and up-to-date descriptions of the characteristics associated with each disability, the most current teaching techniques for each category, and helpful references to available resources. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Glaucoma E-Book

Author: Tarek M. Shaarawy,Mark B. Sherwood,Roger A. Hitchings,Jonathan G. Crowston

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702055417

Category: Medical

Page: 1416

View: 8799

As the irreversible effects of glaucoma can lead to blindness, there is high demand for early diagnosis and an ongoing need for practitioners to adopt new and evolving medical and surgical treatment options to improve patient outcomes. Glaucoma, Second Edition is the most comprehensive resource in the field delivering expert guidance for the most timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma – aimed at specialists, fellows and general ophthalmologists. More than 300 contributors from six continents provide a truly global perspective and explore new approaches in this user friendly reference which has been updated with enhanced images, more spotlights, new videos, and more. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Get all the accuracy, expertise, and dependability you could ask for from leading specialists across six continents, for expert guidance and a fresh understanding of the subject. Develop a thorough, clinically relevant understanding of all aspects of adult and pediatric glaucoma and the latest diagnostic imaging techniques including ultrasound biomicroscopy and optical coherence tomography. Broaden your surgical repertoire with the latest surgical techniques - such as trabeculectomy, gonio-surgery, combined surgeries, and implant procedures. Glean all essential, up-to-date, need-to-know information about stem cell research, gene transfer, and implants. Find answers fast thanks to a well-organized, user-friendly full-color layout. Stay at the forefront of your field with 10 brand new chapters on trending topics including: new surgical approaches such as trabectome and canoplasty; glaucoma implications in cataract and ocular surface disease; and, updates in the costs-effectiveness of medical management. Avoid pitfalls and achieve the best outcomes thanks to more than 40 brand new spotlight commentaries from key leaders providing added insight, tips and pearls of wisdom across varying hot topics and advances in the field. Refine and improve your surgical skills by watching over 50 video clips depicting the latest techniques and procedures including: new trabeculectomy methods, needling, implants, valve complications, and more. Prevent and plan for complications in advance by examining over 1,600 illustrations, photos and graphics (1,250 in color) capturing essential diagnostics techniques, imaging methods and surgical approaches. Grasp each procedure and review key steps quickly with chapter summary boxes that provide at-a-glance quick comprehension of the key take away points.

Preschool Vision Stimulation

It's More Than a Flashlight : Developmental Perspective for Visually and Multihandicapped Infants and Preschoolers

Author: Lois Harrell,Nancy Akeson

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891281368

Category: Education

Page: 49

View: 9036


Inclusion in Action

Author: Philip Foreman

Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia

ISBN: 017027022X

Category: Electronic books

Page: 576

View: 722

How can classroom teachers effectively differentiate learning and teaching programs to provide for the needs of every student in their class? This best-selling text begins by asking Why include all students? in regular classrooms and then shows how this can be done. It outlines the philosophy of inclusive education and focuses on the use of individualised planning and effective teaching practices to maximise learning outcomes within positive and productive environments. Vignettes and narratives provide real-life examples that help put the theory in context. Whilst retaining a strong focus on understanding issues related to disability, this new edition now treats diversity from a broader perspective. Throughout, it emphasizes a practical, research-based approach to teaching that can be applied to support students with a range of differences and additional needs.

Foundations of Education for Blind and Visually Handicapped Children and Youth

Theory and Practice

Author: Geraldine T. Scholl

Publisher: Amer Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 509

View: 8475

This comprehensive overview of educational theory and practice, designed for special education students and teachers, also constitutes a basic reference tool for administrators, supervisors of support services, school psychologists, and health care professionals. Twenty-two chapters, each written by a specialist in the field, present material related to historical background, information about visually impaired children and youths, the components of educational systems, and the special concerns of school curriculum. Includes bibliography, student questions, and index.

History of Ophthalmology

Sub auspiciis Academiae Ophthalmologicae Internationalis

Author: Daniel M. Albert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401101272

Category: Medical

Page: 198

View: 2631


Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435340

Category: Medical

Page: 748

View: 569

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

Wohlstand ohne Wachstum

Leben und Wirtschaften in einer endlichen Welt

Author: Tim Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865814142

Category:

Page: 221

View: 7601

Unsere gesamte Wirtschaftsordnung baut auf ewigem Wachstum auf - aber nun brauchen wir einen anderen Motor, sagt Tim Jackson. In seinem Standardwerk zur Wachstumsdebatte fordert der britische Ökonom nicht weniger als eine neue Wirtschaftsordnung, die auf einem anderen Wohlstandsbegriff beruht.

Visual Impairment

An Overview

Author: Ian Laurence Bailey,Amanda Hall

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891281740

Category: Medical

Page: 49

View: 7070

A general, down-to-earth look at the common forms of vision loss and their impact on the individual. Explains the different aspects of visual impairment, describes adaptive techniques and devices, and provides information on available resources and services in a concise and easy-to-understand manner for busy professionals and visually impaired people and their families.