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Visual Memory Activity

May 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This material works on visual memory in a fun way, with aspects of fine motor skills incorporated. It provides guidance on how to implement it in an individual and group treatment setting.
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I Spy Activity

April 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This tabletop exercise provides questions that target cognition, language, and visual perceptual skills.
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Low Vision Rehabilitation: The Basics and More

January 22, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This course will explore the common visual diseases seen by occupational therapy practitioners and examine how they affect clients’ occupational performance along with identifying various methods to maximize functional vision. Pros and cons of optical and non-optical devices will be provided as well as beneficial environment modifications and intervention examples of using remaining senses as […]
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Turning Toward Monitoring of Gaze Stability Exercises: The Utility of Wearable Sensors (2020)

January 17, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Researchers in Utah selected 28 subjects to participate in the study. Subjects had a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and had complaints of dizziness or falls. All subjects were between the age of 18 and 75. Individuals with other neurologic complications were excluded from the study. The 28 subjects were divided into two groups. The first […]
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Constraint-Induced Therapy Combined With Eye Patching on Functional Outcomes and Movement Kinematics in Post Stroke Neglect (2013)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Unilateral neglect (UN) is a disabling impairment that can occur after a stroke. UN often manifest on the left side of the body and is marked by the failure to report, respond, or orient to novel stimuli presented on the opposite side to a brain lesion. CIT combines restraint of the unaffected upper limb with […]
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Smooth Pursuit vs Visual Scanning Therapy for Left Neglect (2014)

January 11, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Functional neglect measures, unawareness, and activities of daily living (ADLs) were emphasized when comparing SPT and VST treatments. To be included in the trial, patients had to have experienced a right-hemisphere stroke, demonstrated visual neglect in two screening tests, and were able to participate in neglect training for 30 minutes on a daily basis. Out […]
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Does the Clock Drawing Test Have Focal Neuroanatomical Correlates? (2008)

January 11, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Cognitive-Linguistics The neuroanatomical analysis was based on magnetic resonance (MR) data obtained in a 1.5 Tesla General Electric Sigma scanner with a 3D SPGR sequence yielding 1.5 mm contiguous T1 weighted coronal cuts, or, in a few subjects in whom an MR could not be obtained, on computerized axial tomography (CT) data. Some of the […]
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Visual-Motor Integration Activity

January 10, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This table-top activity is a fun way to target visual-motor integration. Alternative treatment options and graded modifications for implementing the task are included.
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Visual Neglect (Hemispatial Inattention) vs. Visual Field Cut (Homonymous Hemianopsia)

January 10, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This handout explains the difference between visual neglect and visual field cut. It provides information about how they are different and ways to distinguish them. There are also some suggestions for treatment. Recommended for patients and their family to understand the difference between these two similar conditions with divergent treatment recommendations.
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Visual Perceptual Skills

January 10, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This handout breaks down the different types of visual perceptual skills and provides examples of potential functional deficits that might present in individuals with visual perceptual dysfunction.
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