Foundations of Vision Rehabilitation Therapy continues the legacy of Paul Ponchillia and Sue Ponchillia’s seminal work Foundations of Rehabilitation Teaching with Persons Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired. After it was published in 1996, that book quickly established itself as an essential reference for vision rehabilitation professionals.
Foundations of Vision Rehabilitation Therapy by Helen Lee and Jennifer Ottowitz builds on that important work, reflecting changes in the field over the past two decades. One major development is a change in terminology. In 2004, The Academy or Certification for Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP), the certifying body for rehabilitation teachers, changed the professional designation from rehabilitation teacher to vision rehabilitation therapist. This new edition also benefits from the significant increase in technology resources as well as advances in research since 1996.
Foundations of Vision Rehabilitation Therapy reflects the contemporary understanding of adult learning and skill building, providing proven techniques to help people with visual impairments develop skills and gain confidence that will equip them to lead independent, fulfilling lives.