Vision, Perception, and Cognition A Manual for the Evaluation and Treatment of the Adult with Acquired Brain Injury

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-18
  • Publisher: Slack Incorporated

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Vision Perception and Cognition, Fourth Editionis a concisely structured text that expertly addresses clinical reasoning and decision making for the entire evaluation and treatment process of the adult with acquired brain injury. Provided are theoretical information, guidelines for both static and dynamic assessment, information on specific standardized evaluations, guidelines for adaptive and restorative treatment based on described theoretical and evidence-based information, and information on environmental impact of client performance. Inside this best-selling book, Barbara Zoltan, MA, OTR/L addresses visual, perceptual, and cognitive evaluation and treatment, providing structure, clarity, and content suitable for both students and experienced clinicians. Updated and expanded to reflect current practice and relevant research,Vision, Perception, and Cognition, Fourth Editionis a unique resource that takes the reader from theory to practice in a practical and detailed way. Students and clinicians will benefit from the numerous tables, figures, and extensive references presented throughout the text, as well as the inclusion of a glossary, for easy reference to terminology used throughoutVision, Perception, and Cognition, Fourth Edition. Faculty will be impressed by the addition of an on-line instructorrs"s manual for additional classroom learning objectives and activities. Component areas covered include: bull; Primary visual skills bull; Apraxia and agnosia bull; Visual discrimination skills bull; Orientation bull; Attention bull; Memory bull; Self-awareness and monitoring bull; Planning and organization bull; Problem solving and decision making bull; Categorization bull; Mental flexibility bull; Abstraction bull; Generalization and transfer bull; Acalculia New topics addressed in this Fourth Edition: bull; Constraint-induced therapy bull; Brain plasticity/Functional reorganization bull; Neuroimaging bull; Specific occupation-based models and evaluations bull; Contextual influence on client performance bull; Client-centered practice bull; Client learning capacity bull; Clinical reasoning bull; Interviewing bull; Standardization bull; Visual vestibular processing bull; Pupillary response bull; Contrast sensitivity Whether you are a student or clinician in the area of occupational therapy, physical therapy, neuropsychology, optometry, or speech pathology,Vision, Perception, and Cognition: A Manual for the Evaluation and Treatment of the Adult with Acquired Brain Injury, Fourth Editionwill continue to be an invaluable resource for exploring theory and practice in the evaluation and treatment processes.

Author Biography

Barbara Zoltan, MA, OTR/L is a consultant in Southern California. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University and her masterís degree from the University of Southern California. She holds certifications in both sensory integration and neurodevelopmental treatment and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy in Health Care. Her more than 20 years of experience specializing in neurological rehabilitation has included a broad range of research, teaching, administrative and clinical practice. She has published over 20 articles, chapters, and books related to the adult with acquired brain injury.

Table of Contents

Theoretical and additional factors guiding evaluation and treatmentp. 1
General evaluation issuesp. 35
Visual processing skillsp. 47
Apraxiap. 109
Body scheme disordersp. 133
Visual discrimination skillsp. 151
Agnosiap. 171
Orientation and attentionp. 189
Memoryp. 207
Executive functionp. 233
Acalculiap. 291
Factors that influence the client's vision, perception, and cognitionp. 299
The use of computers and computerized technology in visual, perceptual, and cognitive retrainingp. 311
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