SENSORY PROCESSING

Hearing Impairment – Signs of Hearing Loss

Signs of Hearing Loss All typically developing babies and young children have the same developmental milestones. Babies develop at different rates, but should reach the milestones in the same order. If your baby has a hearing impairment, he won’t hear people speaking, which means he might not respond to your voice and other noises in…

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Visual Perception

What is Visual Perception? Visual Perception refers to the brain’s ability to make sense of what the eyes see. This is not the same as visual acuity, which refers to how clearly a person sees. A person can have perfect vision and still have problems with visual perceptual processing. Good visual perceptual skills are important…

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Hearing Impairment

What is Hearing Impairment? Hearing impairment occurs when there’s a problem with or damage to one or more parts of the ear. Between 9 and 12 children in every 10 000 live births will be born with at least moderate hearing loss in both ears. In every 10 000 children, 23 will get a hearing impairment…

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Vision Impairment

What is Vision Impairment? Vision impairment is a term that covers many vision problems as well as different kinds of vision loss. Children with vision loss experience the world in a different way from other children. Vision impairment means lots of different things. It can range from no vision (blindness) or very low vision to…

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Sensory Processing

What is Sensory Processing Disorder? Sensory processing (sometimes called “Sensory Integration” or SI) is defined by the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation as a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioural responses. Whether you are biting into a hamburger, riding a…

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