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Type: Journal article
Title: The role of occupational therapy in visual impairment in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Author: Butler, M.
Citation: New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2016; 63(1):31-33
Publisher: New Zealand Assoc. of Occupational Therapists Inc
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1171-0462
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Mary Butler
Abstract: This paper acknowledges that most occupational therapists encounter low vision as a complication in clients with other functional impairments and medical conditions and few have the opportunity to become specialists in low vision. It therefore offers a brief outline of how occupational therapists can do vision rehabilitation for low vision, including an overview of conditions, assessments, interventions and models. There is a real need for occupational therapists to become effective advocates for the development of low vision services, no matter what service they are currently working in, and so visual impairment is situated in current political and policy context of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Keywords: Vision rehabilitation; low vision; visual deficits
Rights: © New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists, 2016
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