dual sensory impairment


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dual sensory impairment

n
(Pathology) the condition of being affected by sight and hearing loss
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Those who have vision and/or hearing impairment "severe" enough that it interferes with their ability to participate actively in their own medical treatment and to reduce the impact of dual sensory impairment (combined hearing loss and vision loss)
Michael, who has dual sensory impairment, can only walk short distances unaided, especially on rough ground, and will require full-time guides to complete the three-week walk.
How did the dual sensory impairment affect how the students and teacher interacted and communicated with each other?
The term Sensory Impairment encompasses visual impairment (including blind and partially sighted), hearing impairment (including those who are profoundly deaf, deafened and hard of hearing) and dual sensory impairment (deaf blindness).
While researchers are still investigating the effects of sensory and communication disorders on rehabilitation outcome, preliminary data have shown that dual sensory impairment may adversely influence functional outcome in patients with TBI [10].
Carol had a lifetime's experience of deaf-blindness in overcoming her own dual sensory impairment and achieving wonderful things.
Nottinghamshire County Council is seeking to appoint an experienced support provider to deliver a housing related support service to people aged 18 and over that are Deaf or that have a Dual Sensory Impairment.
Dual sensory impairment (DSI) has been documented in OIF/OEF veterans with blast-related TBI who were inpatients at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center [7].
As a result of this merger, the Dual Sensory Impairment Program (DSIP) was created in which John is still being served.
Of subjects in large samples of servicemembers postdeployment, 32 percent reported dual sensory impairment (DSI) to the auditory and visual systems [9] and 13.
Rehabilitation research on dual sensory impairment (DSI) is fairly sparse and has primarily focused on deaf-blind individuals [1] or aging individuals with gradual onset peripheral hearing loss and vision loss (see Saunders and Echt [2]).
People with dual sensory impairment (hearing and vision) have difficulty obtaining information about ongoing events in their environment.
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