Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Sensory Processing and Motor Functioning of Preschool Children with Bilateral Hearing Loss

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Sensory Processing and Motor Functioning of Preschool Children with Bilateral Hearing Loss

Article excerpt

This presentation will describe:

1) The vestibular and the cochlear structures, their functions and relationships to each other, sensory processing and motor functioning

2) The developmental and sensory processing testing data of preschool children with bilateral hearing loss at JTC

3) The education of parents and John Tracy Clinic staff regarding the children's sensory-motor development and sensory processing

4) A playful and developmental appropriate movement program that was instituted to enhance the children's vestibular skills, and

5) Discuss the impact of the program on the

a. Children

b. Parents

c. Staff

Young children with significant hearing impairment are presenting with increasingly complex medical, social, and therapy needs. As a result, many of these children are demonstrating significant problems with sensory processing and integration, motor function, and balance issues. The testing data on developmental and sensory processing of preschool children with bilateral hearing loss at John Tracy Clinic, a pre-school for young children with hearing impairment in Los Angeles, will be presented. …

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