Chapter 6. Management of Visual and Sensory Impairments

  1. Dr Judi Edmans Therapists Specialist
  1. Melissa Mew1 and
  2. Sue Winnall2

Published Online: 13 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323801.ch6

Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition

Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition

How to Cite

Mew, M. and Winnall, S. (2010) Management of Visual and Sensory Impairments, in Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition (ed J. Edmans), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323801.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

  2. 2

    Mile End Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 25 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192668

Online ISBN: 9781444323801

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Keywords:

  • visual and sensory impairment management;
  • lesions in association areas - known as perceptual impairments;
  • theory and approaches - to assessment and rehabilitation;
  • visual field loss and lesion site;
  • impairment-based intervention - referral to professionals in various aspects of vision;
  • somatosensory pathway lesions and loss of sensation;
  • screening assessments - within first 2–4 weeks post onset;
  • tactile, stereognostic and proprioceptive upper limb recovery - first 6 months post stroke;
  • complex regional pain syndrome - painful, oedematose limb, altered heat and tactile sensations;
  • auditory processing pathway - lesions, sensorineural deafness in one ear

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Visual processing

  • Somatosensory processing

  • Auditory processing

  • Vestibular processing

  • Olfactory and gustatory processing

  • Self-evaluation questions