Chapter 8. Management of Perceptual Impairments

  1. Dr Judi Edmans Therapists Specialist
  1. Louisa Reid1 and
  2. Dr Judi Edmans Therapists Specialist2

Published Online: 13 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323801.ch8

Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition

Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition

How to Cite

Reid, L. and Edmans, J. (2010) Management of Perceptual Impairments, in Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition (ed J. Edmans), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323801.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK

  2. 2

    University of Nottingham, Nottingham, 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:

  • perceptual impairment management;
  • perceptual impairments, major impact on occupational performance;
  • perceptual impairments - body scheme, visual discrimination and agnosia;
  • right and left hemiplegic stroke and perceptual problems;
  • patient response and interpretation to therapist's questions;
  • intervention of perceptual impairments - restorative and adaptive approaches;
  • Intentional Mechanism Theory - left hemisphere activating right hand to left of midline;
  • impaired midline awareness or ‘Pusher syndrome’;
  • adaptive (compensatory/functional) strategies;
  • visual agnosia - inability in recognising objects, with visual functions unimpaired

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition of perception

  • Normal perception

  • Perceptual impairments

  • Perceptual assessment

  • Intervention

  • Self-evaluation questions