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Research Article  |   September 1989
Visual Perception of Objects: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention
Author Affiliations
  • Joan Pascale Toglia, OTR, is Chief Occupational Therapist at the New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York 10021
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Neurologic Conditions / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   September 1989
Visual Perception of Objects: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September 1989, Vol. 43, 587-595. doi:10.5014/ajot.43.9.587
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September 1989, Vol. 43, 587-595. doi:10.5014/ajot.43.9.587
Abstract

This paper proposes an alternative to the deficit-specific approach that has been used to guide the visual perceptual assessment and treatment of brain injured adults. Recent theoretical advances in visual object perception are combined with a cognitive rehabilitation model to provide a framework for occupational therapy assessment and treatment of object-processing dysfunction. Assessment guidelines are presented that emphasize the analysis of residual function by specifying the task conditions that influence visual perception. A case study illustrates clinical application of this approach. Implications for research are discussed.