Hearing and Vision 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 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.
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.
The CDC's information on vision impairment including information for parents and families
The NICHY's parent factsheet on Visual Impairments.
These are the guidelines for early hearing detection from the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) and published by the AAP.
The importance of early hearing screenings and intervention is discussed in this article.
The CDC's information on hearing loss including information for parents and families.
NCHAM at Utah State University's information about the importance of early intervention for hearing impaired children and additional information about Cochlear Implants.
The NICHY's parent factsheet on Hearing loss and Deafness.
This article helps guide parents through the challenges that accompany communication with children with disabilities including hearing and vision loss.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
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.
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders explanation and information about APD in children.
This article by Judith W. Patton discusses the challenges of living with CAPD and offers suggestions for success.
Information from the ASHA about APD including terminology, diagnosis, and treatment.
Hearing Aids and Implants
ASHA's information about hearing aids for children.
Information from Boys Town National Research Hospital's website about cochlear implants.
Information from Boys Town National Research Hospital's website about choosing the best hearing aid for children.