#268 - Sensory Integration with Visual Impairments

by Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC August 09, 2023

#268 - Sensory Integration with Visual Impairments

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Sensory Integration with Visual Impairments

Welcome to another All Things Sensory by Harkla podcast episode!

In today’s episode, we discuss the challenges faced by children with visual impairments and how sensory integration therapy can be beneficial.

Studies have shown that children with visual impairments are at a higher risk of experiencing sensory processing difficulties. Sensory integration therapy has been found to be effective in helping children with visual impairments navigate their environment and improve their overall sensory processing abilities.

We explore practical strategies and approaches that can be incorporated into daily routines to support children with visual impairments. These may involve the use of multisensory techniques, such as incorporating bright colors, tactile objects, and auditory components to enhance their sensory experiences.

Join us as we dive into the world of sensory integration for visual impairments, and discover how this therapy can make a positive difference in the lives of children with visual impairments.

Fine Motor Activity Course

Gross Motor Activity Course

Visual Skills Activity Course

Multi-Sensory Processing Activity Course


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5 Ways to Use a Visual Schedule

Research: Scent of stem cells: How can neurogenesis make us smell better?

Research: The Effectiveness of Sensory Integration Interventions on Motor and Sensory Functions in Infants with Cortical Vision Impairment and Cerebral Palsy: A Single Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Research: Sensory processing in young children with visual impairments: Use and extension of the Sensory Profile

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BORING, BUT NECESSARY LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another. We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, Harkla, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of Harkla, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

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Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC
Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC

Rachel Harrington, COTA/l, AC, CPRCS, and Jessica Hill, COTA/L, CPRCS are Harkla's in-house Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) and Certified Primitive Reflex Clinical Specialists. They have been working with children for over 6 years in outpatient settings. They specialize in creating easy-to-digest, actionable content that families can use to help their child's progress at home. Jessica and Rachel are the in-house experts, content creators, and podcast hosts at Harkla! To learn more about Jessica and Rachel, visit the Harkla About Us Page. Make sure to listen to their weekly podcast, All Things Sensory by Harkla for actionable, fun advice on child development.


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