Vision, Hearing, & More
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Blepharitis - Eyelid Inflammation Eyelash Flaking
My son had what looked like eyelash dandruff with redness at the root of his eyelashes when he was a baby. His pediatric opthamologist diagnosed him with Blepharitis and gave me directions on how to clean the roots of his eyelashes twice a day. Warm compresses and eyedrops were later prescribed.
Braille for Children - Low Vision or Blind
Children who are blind or have low vision can benefit greatly as toddlers if parents provide opportunities and support for learning to read storybooks with Braille text and make certain that as older students their children can both read Braille and take notes using a Braille slate and stylus.
Childhood Hearing Problems
Early diagnosis of childhood hearing problems is crucial because undetected hearing loss has a significant impact on babies' and young children's ability to communicate and learn
Children Who are Diagnosed Deaf and Blind
Children who have vision and hearing impairment may learn to use sign language hand in hand from the first when they are diagnosed early. Most individuals who are deaf and blind benefit their communities with their talents and abilities as adults because they have had opportunities and encouragement
Children with Special Needs: Visual Health [offsite link]
Children with Special Needs has a doctor directory, glossary, book list, and many articles on visual impairments from lazy eye to loss of depth perception to hyperopia.
Hearing, Vision and Scoliosis Screening at School
Hearing, vision and scoliosis screenings conducted at school can alert parents and teachers to problems that diminish a childīs academic success and opportunities
Service Animals and Childhood Disability
Service animals have aided children, teens and adults with disabilities for decades. Although some leading animal rights activists protest the use of working dogs and other animals, we applaud those who rescue dogs to train for companionship, therapy and service or breed and train them specifically.
Vision and Eye Related Problems
When a child is diagnosed with other special needs at birth, during infancy or early childhood, some symptoms of vision impairment may be attributed to the primary diagnosis, or not followed up because of more urgent concerns.
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