Rehabilitation of reading in older individuals

Rehabilitation of reading in older individuals with macular degeneration: A review of effective training programs.

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Macular degeneration (MD) is the most common cause of visual impairment among older adults. It severely affects reading performance. People with MD have to rely on peripheral vision for reading. In this review, we considered several training programs that aim to improve peripheral reading, with a focus on eccentric viewing, oculomotor control, or perceptual learning. There was no strong support in favor of one particular training method for rehabilitation of reading inMD, but there is evidence that older individuals.

Date: 07/04/2012
Author: Peter Verstraten
Organization: Royal Dutch Visio
Reference: Bäckman, L., & Inde, K. (1979). Low vision training. Malmö, Sweden: Liber-Hermods
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises
Tags: low vision, macular degeneration, reading, rehabilitation
Categories: Skills, Communication