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Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 693 — 704

Abstract — A conceptual model for vision rehabilitation

Pamela S. Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP;1* John-Ross Rizzo, MD;2 Kimberly Hreha, MS, OTR/L;3 Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD, ABPP-CN;1 Jennifer Kaldenberg, MSA, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA;4 Dawn Hironaka, BS, OTR/L;1 Richard Riggs, MD;1 August Colenbrander, MD5

1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, CA; 2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY; 3Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ, and Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; 4College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA; 5Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco, CA

Abstract — Vision impairments are highly prevalent after acquired brain injury (ABI). Conceptual models that focus on constructing intellectual frameworks greatly facilitate comprehension and implementation of practice guidelines in an interprofessional setting. The purpose of this article is to provide a review of the vision literature in ABI, describe a conceptual model for vision rehabilitation, explain its potential clinical inferences, and discuss its translation into rehabilitation across multiple practice settings and disciplines.

Key words: acquired brain injury, conceptual model, functional vision, interprofessional, rehabilitation, stroke, vision, vision assessment, vision specialists, visual function.

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Roberts PS, Rizzo J, Hreha K, Wertheimer J, Kaldenberg J, Hironaka D, Riggs R, Colenbrander A. A conceptual model for vision rehabilitation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(6):693–704.
ORCID: Pamela S. Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP: 0000-0002-1675-3782

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