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Research Article  |   July 1988
Occupational Therapy for Adults With Perceptual Deficits
Author Affiliations
  • Maureen E. Neistadt, MS, OTR/L, is a Lecturer at Tufts University–Boston School of Occupational Therapy, Medford, Massachusetts 02155
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Traumatic Brain Injury / Features
Research Article   |   July 1988
Occupational Therapy for Adults With Perceptual Deficits
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1988, Vol. 42, 434-440. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.7.434
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1988, Vol. 42, 434-440. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.7.434
Abstract

Although perceptual retraining has for many years been an accepted part of occupational therapy for adults with perceptual problems stemming from brain injury, few outcome studies on this type of treatment have been conducted. To assure high-quality, cost-effective rehabilitation programs for this population, occupational therapists need to do more research to (a) precisely define perceptual interventions and (b) determine the efficacy of different occupational therapy approaches to perceptual problems. This article offers guidance on the design of future studies to achieve the latter goal by exploring the current research on the effectiveness of perceptual remediation and offers suggestions for future research.