presented by Cynthia N. Potter
Financial: Cynthia N. Potter receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
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Cynthia N. Potter, PT, MS, DPT
Cindy Potter, PT, MS, DPT, has worked with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in many different practice settings, including early intervention, outpatient, preschool, school, community-based settings, and ICF/IDD facilities for 39 years. She earned a BS in biology and English writing from Allegheny College, an MS in health-related professions (developmental disabilities track)…Read full bio
1. Impact of Vision Impairment on Postural Control and Motor Skills
This chapter describes the impact that visual impairments can have on postural control, posture, and gait. The impact on use of the upper extremities is discussed.
2. Designing Interventions for Children With Visual Impairments
This chapter discusses the holistic design of interventions incorporating the ICF model and factors important for motor learning. It describes strategies for structuring the environment and sensory input for learning.
3. Examples and Case Studies
The examples and case studies in this chapter demonstrate the incorporation of intervention strategies based on the specific visual problems and characteristics of the child. The use of the case study as evidence is described based on Sackett’s hierarchy.