DCRM: minisymposium Assessment and rehabilitation of visual disorders after acquired brain injury

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Christine Hazelton, Invited speaker
Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Research Unit Glasgow Caledonian University

George Kerkhoff, Invited speaker

Due to the complexity of neurological disorders and the individual nature of impairments, neuropsychological rehabilitation after stroke, traumatic brain injury and other neurological diseases such as multiple sclerose is a challenging endeavor. First, disorders and the nature of impairments may vary from patient to patient. Second, since visual perception interacts with other cognitive functions, disturbances of the visual system have an effect on and are influenced by other functions. Third, disorders of visual function may take place at lower and/or at higher function levels and may vary from visual visual field defects and specific agnosias to non-specific visual complaints such as blurred vision or experienced alteration in contrast sensitivity.
In this mini-symposium recent developments on the assessments and rehabilitation options for this range of visual disorders are discussed in the light of recent studies and developments.
Event typeConference
LocationUtrecht, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Visual perception
  • visual agnosia
  • agnosia
  • assessment
  • neuropsychological assessment
  • neurospychological rehabilitation
  • hemianopia
  • Multiple Sclerosis