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Chacón-López, Helena; López-Justicia, Maria D.; Vervloed, Mathijs P. J. – School Psychology International, 2014
This article reviews the consequences of Retinitis Pigmentosa, a retinal degenerative disease with progressive reduction of the visual field, visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and night blindness. Retinitis Pigmentosa is addressed from both a psychological and an educational standpoint, focusing on the impact on learning, emotional well-being,…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Emotional Development, Educational Development, Psychological Evaluation
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Zapata, Mercedes A. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2020
Introduction: In this study, the author examined the association between general self-efficacy (GSE) and employment status in working-age adults with retinitis pigmentosa (RP; N = 183). The author further examined the associations between employment status and factors that were previously found to be linked to employment outcomes in individuals…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Employment Level, Adults, Visual Impairments
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Wittich, Walter; Watanabe, Donald H.; Kapusta, Michael A.; Overbury, Olga – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2011
It is often assumed that persons who develop ocular disease have some form of visual experience that makes them aware of their deficits. However, in the case of peripheral field loss or decreasing vision in dim lighting, as in retinitis pigmentosa, for example, symptoms are more obscure and may not be as easily identified by the persons who have…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Visual Acuity, Questionnaires, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Brown, Thomas J. – Online Submission, 2005
Retinitis Pigmentosa includes a number of inherited diseases which usually result in blindness. The disease is progressive in nature and begins with the deterioration of cells in the eye responsible for peripheral vision. As the condition worsens there is a gradual loss of peripheral vision and night blindness. Proper educational planning requires…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Blindness, Vision, Visually Impaired Mobility
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Rundquist, John – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 2004
Retinitis pigmentosa is a rod-cone dystrophy, commonly genetic in nature. Approximately 60-80% of those with retinitis pigmentosa inherit it by an autosomal recessive transmission (Brilliant, 1999). There have been some reported cases with no known family history. The symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa are decreased acuity, photophobia, night…
Descriptors: Travel Training, Vision, Ophthalmology, Visual Acuity
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Fourie, Robert James – British Journal of Visual Impairment, 2007
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a retinal degenerative disease causing progressive blindness. Most research on RP is biomedical, and mostly from an observer perspective, therefore poorly reflecting the lived experience of having RP. Accordingly, the researcher conducted a retrospective qualitative self-study, to analyze reflections on his own…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Qualitative Research, Disability Identification, Adjustment (to Environment)
Carr, Ronald E. – Sight-Saving Review, 1979
The author describes the etiology of retinitis pigmentosa, a visual dysfunction which results from progressive loss of the retinal photoreceptors. Sections address signs and symptoms, ancillary findings, heredity, clinical diagnosis, therapy, and research. (SBH)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Diseases, Etiology, Medical Services
Lago-Avery, Patricia, Comp. – PEPNet 2, 2010
Usher Syndrome is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by congenital hearing loss and gradually developing retinitis pigmentosa leading to the loss of vision. Approximately 27,000 people in the United States have some form of Usher Syndrome. Most of these individuals have either Type I (11,000) or Type II (16,000). Type I Usher…
Descriptors: Children, Late Adolescents, Genetic Disorders, Deafness
Lopez-Justicia, Maria Dolores; Cordoba, Inmaculada Nieto – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2006
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a degenerative disease of the retina that causes the severe impairment of visual functioning similar to low vision, leading, in many cases, to blindness. Because the construct of self-concept plays a key role in personality, this study was designed to measure self-concept in a group of young adults with RP. The…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Comparative Analysis, Self Concept, Young Adults
Sullivan, Franklin N. – Education of the Visually Handicapped, 1984
The characteristic features of RP (retinitis pigmentosa-an untreatable conditions usually resulting in night blindness) are discussed and functioning considerations in the classroom (including the use of protective devices and mobility aids) are noted. Classroom modifications such as darklined paper and black pens are suggested. (CL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Visual Impairments
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Warnath, Charles F. – Journal of Counseling and Development, 1989
Discusses author's experiences as a blind person and the impacts of his disease, retinitis pigmentosa. Discusses tension between desired independence and necessary dependence. (ABL)
Descriptors: Blindness, Disabilities, Independent Living, Individual Needs
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Hicks, Wanda M.; Hicks, Doin E. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1981
The article examines educational programing implications for adolescents with Usher's syndrome, a condition of congenital deafness accompanied by progressive loss of vision through retinitis pigmentosa. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Classroom Environment, Counselors, Deaf Blind
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Herse, Peter; Yapp, Michael – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 1999
Discusses the workplace-based accommodations that allowed a 45-year-old Southeast Asian woman with a moderate hearing deficit, who was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, to continue to perform her duties as a checkout operator. Emphasizes the importance of conducting workplace evaluations before providers offer advice on vocational matters. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Employment, Visual Impairments
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Taheri-Araghi, M.; Hendren, G. – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1994
Statistical analysis of 10 personal (client) variables and four program variables related to 76 people who became blind from retinitis pigmentosa revealed that 6 variables predicted clients' rehabilitation outcomes: age, gender, race, work status, amount of case-service money spent on the client's behalf, and number of changes in career objectives…
Descriptors: Adventitious Impairments, Age Differences, Employment Potential, Outcomes of Treatment
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McKendrick, B. W.; Leketi, M. – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1990
The study found that apartheid impacted the sociopsychological and physical circumstances of 12 African and 11 White people with retinitis pigmentosa in South Africa. Findings are discussed in terms of onset of condition, effects on subjects' lives, knowledge of social services, and needs unmet by existing services. (JDD)
Descriptors: Apartheid, Blacks, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level
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