Visual scanning training effect on reading-related tasks in acquired right brain damage

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1977 Nov;58(11):479-86.


This study presents a method for analyzing and remediating the visual perceptual deficits often found in persons with acquired right brain injury due to stroke. A total of 57 patients were randomly assigned to experimental (N=25) or control (N=32) groups. All patients were administered the same test battery prior to assignment. Experimentals received the specific training program and the controls received standard rehabilitation. Both groups were retested after a period of one month. Analysis revealed the superior performance of the experimental group. The results suggest that the academic disorders found in right brain damage can be treated as secondary to a primary disturbance in visual scanning behavior.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain Injuries / etiology
  • Brain Injuries / rehabilitation*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Functional Laterality
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Reading*
  • Remedial Teaching / methods*
  • Space Perception / physiology
  • Time Factors
  • Visual Fields
  • Visual Perception* / physiology