Medical Specialties

Hearing and Vision Impairment

 Vision Impairment

Cortical Visual Impairment

This article from the AAP identifies the most frequent causes and signs of pediatric cortical visual impairment (CVI), describes different patterns and implications for vision damage, and provides an overview of rehabilitation methods.

The Impact of Pediatric Vision Disorders in Adulthood

The objective of this article is to help the practitioner caring for children with vision disorders understand the effect that vision problems may have on their patients' future.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Hanicapped (NLS)

Through a network of cooperating libraries the NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials for eligible borrowers in the U.S.

Vision Impairment

The CDC's information on vision impairment including information for parents and families

Visual Impairments:  English     Spanish

The NICHY's parent factsheet on Visual Impairments.

Hearing Impairment

Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs

These are the guidelines for early hearing detection from the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) and published by the AAP.

Newborn Hearing Screening in the United States: Historical Perspective and Future Directions

The importance of early hearing screenings and intervention is discussed in this article.

Hearing Loss

The CDC's information on hearing loss including information for parents and families.

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)

NCHAM at Utah State University's information about the importance of early intervention for hearing impaired children and additional information about Cochlear Implants.

Hearing Loss and Deafness:  English     Spanish

The NICHY's parent factsheet on Hearing loss and Deafness.

Learning to Communicate Parent Guide:  English    Spanish

This article helps guide parents through the challenges that accompany communication with children with disabilities including hearing and vision loss.

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Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

Auditory Processing Disorder

Information about APD, also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) including ways to detect APD, causes, diagnosis, common problem, and ways to help children with APD.

Auditory Processing Disorder in Children

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders explanation and information about APD in children.

Living and Working with Central Auditory Processing Disorder

This article by Judith W. Patton discusses the challenges of living with CAPD and offers suggestions for success.

Understanding Auditory Processing Disorder

Information from the ASHA about APD including terminology, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Hearing Aids and Implants

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): Hearing Aids

ASHA's information about hearing aids for children.

Cochlear Implants

Information from Boys Town National Research Hospital's website about cochlear implants.

Hearing Aid Choices

Information from Boys Town National Research Hospital's website about choosing the best hearing aid for children.

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