Rehabilitation of reading in older individuals with macular degeneration: A review of effective training programs
SourceNeuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition : a Journal on Normal and Dysfunctional Development, 18, 6, (2011), pp. 708-32
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Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition : a Journal on Normal and Dysfunctional Development
SubjectDCN 1: Perception and Action
ABSTRACT 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 in MD, but there is evidence that older individuals with MD can be trained to improve reading performance, even within limited time.
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