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visual screening

1. the process of assessing individuals for eye infections or disorders, for vision deficits and impairments caused by disease (e.g., glaucoma, macular degeneration) or trauma, or for visual performance on specific tasks (e.g., driving).

2. an aversive procedure, such as holding a hand over an individual’s eyes to block visual input for a brief period, that is occasionally used in the management of aggressive, self-injurious, or stereotyped behavior of children with severe intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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June 19th 2024

picture superiority effect

picture superiority effect

the tendency for a picture or drawing to be remembered better than the name of the pictured object. For example, people are more likely to remember “dog” if they see a drawing of a dog than if they see the word dog.