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Sensory impairments

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Anosmia - loss of smell - Better Health Channel

People are less sensitive to smells the older they get, and women tend to have a more acute sense of smell than men.

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Video: Anosmia -

Anosmia (loss of sense of smell) can be caused from a bad dose of flu or a cold. Early treatment is the key to avoiding permanent damage.

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Can loss of sense of smell be a symptom of COVID-19? -

Loss of the sense of smell (anosmia) may be a marker of COVID-19 infection in otherwise asymptomatic people.

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Vision impairment & blindness: children | Raising Children Network

Vision impairment covers vision problems like low vision, vision loss, and blindness. Children with vision impairment get a lot out of early intervention.

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Remote Services - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

You’re not alone If you have a child with hearing loss or vision impairment, you shouldn’t have to leave your family, your community and your life behind to help your child reach their potential

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Vision Impairment and Picture Symbols for Communication - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

This booklet provides information for parents and professionals about the visibility of picture symbols used for communication with some children who have vision impairment and additional disabilities

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Understanding Vision Impairment: Visual Acuity Simulations - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

The photographs provide an approximate simulation of vision impairment (reduced visual acuity)

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Vision Impairment, Educational Principles and Practice: Implications for families and children - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

This is the second monograph in a series providing a compendium of perspectives on the broad theme of educational principles and practice in the field of vision impairment in Australia

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Deafness and hearing impairment: children

If your child is deaf or hard of hearing, there might be challenges ahead. Early intervention and modern technology helps children reach their full potential.

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Cortical Vision Impairment | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

What is cortical visionimpairment?Cortical visionimpairment (CVI) can be either a temporary or a permanent visionimpairment caused by the disturbance of the visual cortex or posterior visual pathways of the brain. The degree of neurological impairment depends upon the time of onset and the location and intensity of the damage. The eyes may function normally but the visual systems of the brain do not consistently understand or interpret what the eyes see.

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