Motor Free Visual Perception Test Essay

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The article relates to the assessment instrument I will be presenting, Motor-free Visual Perception Test.

The purpose of this correlational research study of adult stroke survivors in occupational therapy is to show the relationship between basic visual function and higher-level visual perceptual processing skills.
After sustaining a brain injury, a person is often left with varying degrees of cognitive and perceptual dysfunction as well as the more obvious motor and sensory deficit. Occupational therapists routinely evaluate and intervene to restore cognitive and perceptual skills in persons with brain injury as prerequisites to the overall goal of promoting achievement of optimal functional independence. The primary
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As a result, good visual perception often is understood only to correlate with the ability to achieve a passing score on tests that use two-dimensional representations, such as the commonly used Motor-Free Visual Perception Test. Based on the information provided by the most recent literature, occupational therapists may need to modify the methods used to evaluate visual-perceptual skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the status of basic visual functions (visual acuity, visual field integrity, oculomotor control, and scanning and attention skills) and the higher level visual-perceptual processing as measured by the MVPT. The results of this study suggest that there is a relationship between basic visual functions (including reading acuity, visual field integrity, oculomotor skills, and visual scanning and attention), and higher level visual-perceptual skills (such as visual spatial relations, visual discrimination, figure–ground, visual closure, and visual memory) as measured by the MVPT in persons who sustain brain injury due to CVA. The results …show more content…
This concept carries over to many areas in occupational therapy.

The information in the article important to the field of occupational therapy because it shows the importance of adding an ophthalmologist to a team when dealing with the complexities of brain injury. It is important to know when to refer and when to investigate further. Referring clients when they have failed the basic vision screening could help the client to get the corrective help needed to make rehabilitation much more effective.

The article connected to content covered as part of understanding best practice, which should be evidence-based. The visual perceptual test performed alone is not apart of best practices for clients with a CVA.

The information and knowledge can be used in fieldwork as I understand to start with the simplest most likely issue, and refer to other the more complex matters, those with evidence-based

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