Monday, 05 April 2010 10:11

Usher Syndrome

For more than ten years, I was the coordinator of a multidisciplinary team at Viataal (Sint-Michielsgestel), which assessed people who had hearing impairments and concurrent visual problems. The team consisted of an ENT specialist with great interest in syndromes, an ophthalmologist, an audiologist, a psychologist, and mobility instructors, who also functioned as assessment assistants. The Center, called the "Vision Assessment Center," used assessment techniques that provided important information about a person’s hearing and vision, behaviour and learning. It was the coordinator’s job to translate all the information into practical suggestions for (re)habilitation, learning, and improvement of behaviour.

Published in Jan as Researcher