Auditory/Visual Integration Assessment and Treatment in Brain Injury Rehabilitation - By Dr. Deborah Zelinsky

I got the permission from Dr. D. Zelinsky to put her wonderful open article / Chapter 16  from the book "Traumatic Brain Injury", book edited by Farid Sadaka, ISBN 978-953-51-1222-8, Published: February 19, 2014 under CC BY 3.0 license, on my website. I really advice you all to read this Chapter 16 over and over again. Discover and enjoy!

Thank you and Congratulations Deborah!

Auditory/Visual Integration Assessment and Treatment in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

1. Introduction

Retinal stimulation should be considered as a possible treatment for brain injury. Recent research has demonstrated that activating the retina – in particular, the peripheral retina – can influence inputs to the brain in ways that may be useful in rehabilitation. The specific treatment involves designing non-traditional eyeglasses that intentionally alter signaling pathways, rather than simply sharpening central eyesight. These often overlooked peripheral retinal pathways are...

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You can also find this article and more information on the Book "Traumatic Brain Injury" at INTECH / open science / open minds

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Dr. Deborah Zelinsky

 The Mind-Eye Connection, Northbrook, IL, USA


I am an optometrist who uses eyeglasses and contact lenses for purposes other than clear eyesight. The Mind-Eye Connection was founded in 1992 to emphasize research on systems connected to the eyes. As technology evolved and research demonstrated new retinal connections, a new branch of optometry (neuro-optometry) began to encompass the those connections, using the retina as a portal into brain function.