Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children: Visuoperceptive and Visuocognitive Disorders (Zihl & Dutton 2014)

Zihl, J., & Dutton, G. N. (2014). Diagnostic Assessment and Intervention in Zihl, J., & Dutton, G. N., Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children: Visuoperceptive and Visuocognitive Disorders (pp. 123-179). Wien, Austria: Springer Verlag.

“Diagnostic assessment of CVI in children is an interdisciplinary task, which needs close cooperation between the disciplines of (neuro-)ophthalmology, neuropaediatrics, developmental neuropsychology, orthoptics as well as early intervention and special education specialists. Observations reported by parents, brothers and sisters and other reference persons about the child’s visually guided behaviour such as grasping for toys, visual exploration, fixation, responses to toys and other objects and play behaviour can provide significant indications concerning spared and affected visual capacities.”

“Parents and caregivers need to be closely involved in all habilitational efforts, so that they can be shown how to help their child, and encouraged to integrate and appropriately extend any successful outcomes of intervention into their child’s activities of everyday living.”

“This book provides a state-of-the-art account of what is known about the development and disorders of visual perception in children. It covers the development and disorders of visual perception in children, their assessment, early intervention and management in an interdisciplinary context, both from a scientific as well as clinical perspective.” Chapter 6 includes: Interview method, assimilating the information, communicating the diagnosis and management plan, visual function and functional vision. Chapter 7 includes: Direct interventions and adaptive strategies for the child for home, school and community.