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How does children having sensory impairments affect their development?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

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.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

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.
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