Treatment of Visual Imperception and Related Disorders

  • Wm. Drew Gouvier
  • Mark S. Warner


Spontaneous recovery of behavioral deficits following cerebrovascular accidents (CVA’s) continues over a period of months and years (Hier, Mondlock, & Kaplan, 1983; Skilbeck, Wade, Hewer, & Wood, 1983) but many patients never regain sufficient adaptive skills to resume employment, or even enough independence to allow their caregivers to return to work. In many cases deficits in problem solving, social skills, memory, and visuo-perceptual processing abilities impose greater limits on occupational and interpersonal efficiency than physical limitations such as motor or speech deficits (Lewinshohn & Graf, 1973). Many of the factors limiting recovery have been recognized only in recent years, but there is a growing body of research on the remediation of these deficits (Blanton & Gouvier, 1986a, Diller & Gordon, 1981; Diller & Weinberg, 1977; Gianutsos & Matheson, 1986; Gouvier, Webster, & Blanton, 1986). This chapter will review recent studies in the area of visuoperceptual assessment and remediation strategies used to reduce morbidity among individuals afflicted with right hemisphere brain damage.


Brain Damage Cognitive Rehabilitation Cortical Blindness Clinical Neuropsychology Brain Damage Patient 
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