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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Sensory Impairments (Overview)

Sensory impairments is a symptom in which a person has auditory (hearing), visual (seeing), tactile (touch), olfactory (smell), or oral (taste) sensory problems. He has trouble interpreting the information gained from the various senses, and/or the senses are sending incorrect information to his brain.


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How does children having sensory impairments affect their development?

How does children having sensory impairments affect their development?

Learning: We learn by what we see, what we hear, what we touch and what touches us. To a lesser extent, we learn by what we taste and smell. It is vital to check vision and hearing in a child with developmental delays. Likewise, it's important to know if a child can explore objects by touch. If there are deficits in any of these, alternative methods of teaching can help a child learn. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
10 doctors shared insights

Sensory Impairments (Overview)

Sensory impairments is a symptom in which a person has auditory (hearing), visual (seeing), tactile (touch), olfactory (smell), or oral (taste) sensory problems. He has trouble interpreting the information gained from the various senses, and/or the senses are sending incorrect information to his brain.


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How does children having sensory impairments affect their development?

Learning: We learn by what we see, what we hear, what we touch and what touches us. To a lesser extent, we learn by what we taste and smell. It is vital to check vision and hearing in a child with developmental delays. Likewise, it's important to know if a child can explore objects by touch. If there are deficits in any of these, alternative methods of teaching can help a child learn. ...Read more

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How does having a disability and sensory impairments affect a child's development?

How does having a disability and sensory impairments affect a child's development?

It Depends: This is a difficult question.It depends upon what the difficulties are.Some may be serious and permanant impairments for the future. Some may be remediated with help and some may resolve with maturity.They are not all hopeless.For example a child with poor coordination may not be the best athlete but otherwise be perfectly normal in every other respect.If you wish, you can message me with detail. ...Read more

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What is a sensory deficit?

What is a sensory deficit?

Sensory change: This is a generic term for alteration or loss of some sensation of the usual: sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch, pain, positional sense. Mos t these have a cause and if the loss was acute, you should be evaluated by your family doctor. S. ...Read more

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What is mental impairment?

What is mental impairment?

3 functions of life: There are three major functions in life to achieve. One is build healthy relationships with our friends and family. Second is find love/partner, not necessarily a sexual relationship, but being the most important person in someone's life. And third is to find a purpose, a way to give back to the community through work or other means. Mental illness arises when one of these areas is flailing. ...Read more

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Why does pot impair judgement?

Why does pot impair judgement?

See below : Through a variety of mechanisms especially gaba dis-inhibition, out reduces prefrontal function and increases appetite. ...Read more

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What is a 30% vision impairment?

What is a 30% vision impairment?

Varies by state: This is a loss of vision based upon committee determined losses usually in industrial claims. It varies from 20/40 to 20/70 depending upon the state as the best corrected vision for the eye in question. It is a legal term which can be used to calculate industrial insurance awards but does not directly relate to real life. ...Read more

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What is sensory integration disorder?

What is sensory integration disorder?

Think of it this way: Sensory integration disorder is a condition where false or misleading sensory information is sent to other areas of the brain for processing. A good reference for this subject is Too Loud Too Fast Too Bright Too Tight. This is a really good primer on sensory functioning and what happens when the sensory system doesn't integrate well. ...Read more

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Is sensory integration disorder real?

Very: Our senses have to operate together with our information processing centers seamlessly. Being hypersensitive, hyposensitive, or having sensory processing issues can lead to considerable difficulty managing the real world. ...Read more

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What are cortical vision impairments?

What are cortical vision impairments?

Brain problem: Cortical visual impairment is when visual function is affected by changes in the brain rather than changes in the eye. Cortical visual impairment can be caused by developmental brain defects, head trauma, strokes to the occipital lobe and some other things. ...Read more