Chapter 10. ‘Sight is Might’: Vision and Vision Impairment in People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities

  1. Jillian Pawlyn BA (Hons), PGCE, RNLD Specialist Practitioner Lecturer2,3 and
  2. Steven Carnaby BSc. (Hons), MSc., Ph.D., D. Clin. Psy., C. Psychol., ILTM Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist4
  1. Gill Levy

Published Online: 17 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301526.ch10

Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs

Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs

How to Cite

Levy, G. (2008) ‘Sight is Might’: Vision and Vision Impairment in People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities, in Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs (eds J. Pawlyn and S. Carnaby), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301526.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, ENB 978, UK

  2. 3

    Ridgeway Partnership NHS Trust, Slade, House, Horspath Driftway, Headington, Oxford OX3 7JH, UK

  3. 4

    Westminster Learning Disability Partnership, 215 Lisson Grove, London, NW8 8LW, UK

Author Information

  1. Information and Advisory Service, SeeAbility, SeeAbility House, Hook Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8SQ, UK

  1. ‘Sight is might’- saying of pupils in a school for blind children.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151702

Online ISBN: 9781444301526

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Keywords:

  • vision and hearing - key ways to understand the world;
  • unidentified eye problems - causing pain and lower potential;
  • eye problems in people with profound disabilities;
  • people with PIMD and ‘ordinary vision’ and people who are visually impaired;
  • social effects of sensory impairment;
  • people with visual impairment - poor communication skills;
  • low-vision clinics and rehabilitation officers for visually impaired;
  • ‘functional assessment of vision’;
  • variations in sight;
  • deafblindness - separate disability or dual sensory impairment and needs constant eye care

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning objectives

  • Sight problems

  • Potential difficulties for individuals and their supporters

  • Visually impaired people may need help to use their hearing

  • Eye care

  • Variations in sight

  • Conclusion

  • Appendix 10.1

  • Useful resources

  • Further reading

  • References