Fazed by the difference between an optometrist and an opthalmologist?Want to find out what the most common visual problems in children are?This lively and interesting book provides advice on exactly that.
Olga Miller is Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Human Development at the Institute of Education, London. She is a Course Leader and Ofsted Inspector, and has written many books on visual needs. She works part-time for the RNIB.
Section 1 - The development of vision; What is vision? How does it work? Vision and learning; Section 2 - What can go wrong? The eye (simple introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the eye); Who does what in vision services; Visual assessment - why, how and so what! Common eye conditions - refractive errors, some global conditions such as albinism; Section 3 - The Family; Helping your child - encouraging exploration, using touch and hearing, making the most of low vision; Family support groups - getting to grips with the system; Section 4 - The School; The classroom - a vision-friendly environment? Support for curriculum access; Presenting learning materials; Aids and adaptations; Section 5 - Growing Up; Mobility and independence; Social and emotional needs