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ERIC Number: EJ902176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Outcomes and Opportunities: A Study of Children with Cortical Visual Impairment
Roman Lantzy, Christine A.; Lantzy, Alan
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v104 n10 p649-653 Oct 2010
Pediatric View is an evaluation project that began in 1999 and is located at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh. The purpose of Pediatric View is to provide developmental and functional vision evaluations to children who have ocular or cortical visual impairments. The evaluations are generally two hours in length, and a detailed report that provides specific follow-up intervention strategies is provided for each infant, child, or adolescent. Since 1999, more than 300 individuals with cortical visual impairment (CVI) have been evaluated at Pediatric View. In 2003, systematic data collection was initiated to monitor the progress of infants, children, and adolescents who have CVI. The data collection and analysis are based on two specific research questions: "Are there commonalities in the medical histories of infants, children, and adolescents who have CVI?" and "Is there measurable improvement in the functional vision of children who have CVI?" The results of the Pediatric View study indicate that the medical profile of individuals with CVI is diverse and complicated. It is the responsibility of medical specialists to diagnose CVI, and educators need to determine the educational and functional vision needs of children who have been diagnosed with CVI. Data collected in the Pediatric View study suggest that functional vision in individuals who have CVI can be measured and that improvements in functional vision are not simply associated with a child getting older or with the child's neurological history.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania