D.O.B.: July 14, 1995
Date of Evaluation: September 22, 2010 to October 18, 2010
Date of Report: October 19, 2010
Grade: 8th grade/ungraded
Mac is a 15 year old young man. He has visual impairment and multiple disabilities. He has a diagnosis of Downs Syndrome and seizure disorder. Mac’s low vision report by Dr. Mayer in January 5, 2009 indicates that he has intermittent large angle estropia (inward eye turn) and intermittent nystagmus (involuntary rhythmic shaking). In the report it says that his visual acuity is 20/270 with both eyes viewing. Mac’s vision report in January 15, 2009 by Dr. Baglieri indicates that he has a visual acuity 20/180 to 20/130 with both eyes viewing. These results were obtained using the Preferential Looking test. There was a question about Mac’s lack of visual attention. Dr. Mayer said that Mac “should be considered to have a form of cortical/cerebral visual impairment (CVI), characterized as visually avoidant/inattentive, and with stronger responses to auditory than visual stimulation.”
Mac’s mobility is limited due to physical limitations and visual impairment. He is unstable while walking and requires some adult guidance for safety. However, Mac has well enough functional vision to walk independently in familiar and less cluttered environment. He is able to pick up objects from the floor (i.e. g-tube, toy keys, beaded toys), table or take things from people when motivated. Mac prefers to use his peripheral visual field when viewing things.
Mac also presents cognitive impairment, communication disorder as well as social and behavioral challenges.
Purpose for the Assessment:
A Functional Vision Assessment is conducted for Mac in order to establish a good baseline of functioning and to determine any necessary additional modifications strategies to help his overall performance. No Functional Vision Assessment has been conducted on Mac in... [continues]
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