New evidence summary: Right sided hemianopia

Our latest evidence summary reviews the evidence on what is the best way to help young children with hemianopia, especially right-sided, learn to read?

Key findings:

  • Hemianopia is a vision impairment in which there is loss of part of the field of vision. It affects ability to move around objects and reading. It can impact on learning, independence, and leisure activities.
  • Several interventions and aids aim to help children with hemianopia including prisms, compensatory training, and vision restoration therapy.
  • Most of the evidence for treatment to improve reading with hemianopia is based on adults with stroke.
  • We were not able to find robust evidence for prisms or vision restoration therapy for improving reading.
  • There is some evidence that compensatory training in reading skills can improve reading speed in adults.
  • More research is needed to determine the effectiveness of these interventions and aids to help children with hemianopia with reading.

 

You can read our evidence summary here: Right sided hemianopia

Parent carers from our Family Faculty and clinical experts in the field contributed to this summary. 

 

 

 

 

 

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