Joan Pascale Toglia; Visual Perception of Objects: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention. Am J Occup Ther 1989;43(9):587–595. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.43.9.587
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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.
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