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How does children having sensory impairments affect their development?
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: It depends
It depends upon the defect.
Different learning skills may be affected such as reading and alternative teaching may be needed. It might affect various work skills and jobs.More information is really needed.

In brief: It depends
It depends upon the defect.
Different learning skills may be affected such as reading and alternative teaching may be needed. It might affect various work skills and jobs.More information is really needed.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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