Impairment of vision due to damage to the brain in children
Presented on Tuesday 16 December 2008
The Glasgow Team
Children with cerebral visual impairment include:
- Those with profound visual impairment
- Those with and without cerebral palsy
- Those with poor acuities +/- visual field impairment
- Those with poor acuities +/- visual field impairment and perceptual problems
- Those with perceptual problems only
Visual Impairment Due to Damage to the Brain
- Has a wide range of different features, which can vary in degree
- Ideally for every child, each feature needs to be identified
- the difficulties caused by these features need to be worked out
- ways of dealing with the problems need to be devised.
Aims of the workshop – to ask
- What are the features of impaired vision in each child?
- How can each feature be identified?
- How are the problems caused by each feature recognised?
- What are (some of) the ways of dealing with the problems?
- How does the brain see?
- How and what does the brain see if it has developed differently?
Remember: we need to recognise that all children know that their vision is normal to them