Psychological and educational recommendations for working with young people with Retinitis Pigmentosa
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SourceSchool Psychology International, 35, 4, (2014), pp. 357-369
Article / Letter to editor
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SW OZ BSI OLO
School Psychology International
SubjectLearning and Plasticity
This article reviews the consequences of Retinitis Pigmentosa, a retinal degenerative disease with progressive reduction of the visual field, visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and night blindness. Retinitis Pigmentosa is addressed from both a psychological and an educational standpoint, focusing on the impact on learning, emotional well-being, and the social relationships of young people and adolescents. We examine problems affected people have to face and offer suggestions and strategies to professionals working with individuals and family members.
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