The increased awareness of cerebral visual impairment in children, combined with improved recognition of its wide ranging manifestations, has led to its recognition as the most common cause of visual impairment in children in the developed world. Yet the subject is in its infancy, with very little published to date. Information on this complex topic has been needed by all disciplines working with disabled children for many years.
This ambitious book links the work of authors from many of the major research teams in this field, who have made significant contributions to the literature on the subject of cerebral visual impairment and provide a structured amalgam of the viewpoints of different specialists. The book contains some very novel concepts, which will be of great practical value to those who care for children with visual impairment due to brain injury. Summaries of the more specialist chapters as well as clear diagrams and a glossary have been provided to increase the book’s accessibility to a broader readership.
This is an exciting and important field, to which this book makes a major contribution.
Table of Contents
Foreword - Richard Gregory
Introduction - Martin Bax & Gordon Dutton
SECTION 1 - THE VISUAL BRAIN, AND THE CAUSES & IMAGING OF CEREBRAL PATHOLOGY AFFECTING VISION
Chapter 1 The functional organization of the central visual pathways
1 Mel Goodale
The Functional Organization of the Central Visual Pathways
Chapter 2 Causes of damage to the visual brain
2.1 Janet Soul & Carey Matsuba.
Common aetiologies of cerebral visual impairment
2.2 Lena Jacobson & Olof Flodmark.
Visual dysfunction and ocular findings associated with white matter damage of immaturity
2.3 Susann Andersson.
Visual dysfunction associated with hydrocephalus
Chapter 3 Diagnostic imaging of damage to the visual brain
3.1 Olof Flodmark & Lena Jacobson.
Imaging of disorders affecting the visual brain.
3.2 Eugenio Mercuri, Andrea Guzzetta, Daniela Ricci and Giovanni Cioni
Correlation between imaging and early visual development.
SECTION 2 - VISUAL PROBLEMS RESULTING FROM DAMAGE TO THE VISUAL BRAIN
Chapter 4 Impairment of central visual function and its measurement
William B Good & Anne B Fulton
Chapter 5 Impairment of peripheral vision and its measurement
Giorgio Porro & Dienke Wittebol-Post
Chapter 6 Abnormalities of refraction and accommodation and their management
J Margaret Woodhouse
Chapter 7 Clinical features of perceptual and cognitive visual impairment
in children with brain damage of early onset
Gordon N Dutton, with Elisabeth Macdonald, Suzannah R Drummond, and Shohista Saidkasimova,
Chapter 8 Impairment of cognitive vision: its detection and measurement
8.1 Gordon N Dutton, with Julie Calvert, Hussein Ibrahim, Elisabeth Macdonald, Daphne L McCulloch, Catriona Macintyre-Beon, and Kathy Spowart.
Structured clinical history taking for cognitive and perceptual visual dysfunction and for profound visual disabilities due to damage to the brain in children.
8.2 Janette Atkinson and Oliver Braddick.
Objective behavioural and electrophysiological measures for assessing visual brain function in infants and young children.
8.3 Peter Stiers & Elisa Fazzi
Psychometric evaluation of higher visual disorders: strategies for clinical settings.
Chapter 9 The effect of impaired vision on development
Chapter 10 Psychiatric considerations in cerebral visual impairment.
SECTION 3 DISORDERS COMMONLY ACCOMPANIED BY CEREBRAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
Chapter 11 Children with severe brain damage: functional assessment for
diagnosis and intervention
Alison Salt, Naomi Dale & Jenefer Sargent
Chapter 12 Visual impairment in cerebral palsy
Chapter 13 Children with intellectual disabilities and cerebral visual
impairment: problems with detection and diagnosis
SECTION 4 HELPING CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
Chapter 14 Approaches to deal with visual problems due to cerebral visual impairment
14.1 Gordon N Dutton, with Debbie Cockburn, Gillian McDaid, and Elisabeth Macdonald.
14.2 Marianna Buultjens, Lea Hyvärinen, Renate Walthes, Gordon N Dutton
Strategies to support the development and learning of children with CVI at home and at school: Communication and Orientation and Mobility
14.3 Lea Hyvarinen, Renate Walthes, Marianna Buultjens.
Strategies to support the development and learning of children with cerebral visual impairment, at home and at school: Sustained Visual Work and Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
Chapter 15 Strategies to help children who have both visual and hearing
Chapter 16 Setting up integrated services for children with cerebral visual
Margot Campbell & Marianna Buultjens
SECTION 5 CLASSIFICATION OF CEREBRAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
Chapter 17 Classification of visual functioning and disability in children
with visual processing disorders due to cerebral visual impairment
Chapter 18 Towards the Development of a Classification of Vision-related
Functioning – A Framework