Rehabilitation of reading in older individuals

Short description:

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

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Type of publication:

Good practises

Date of publication:

07/04/2012

Author(s):

Peter Verstraten

Publishing organization:

Royal Dutch Visio

Language:

English

Long description:

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.

Copyright information:

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