Removing or disconnecting the occipital lobe, which occurs as part of hemispherectomy, temporo-parietal-occipital disconnection (commonly known as TPO disconnection), and occipital lobectomy, affects a child’s ability to see the world like his or her typical peers.

This course will explain the various parts of vision and summarize some of the vision challenges a child will have after these surgeries. We’ll also discuss how these challenges can affect how a child functions at home and in school.  All children after these surgeries will have needs that must be accommodated in the classroom and learning environment.