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A review of the comprehensiveness of vision testing of deaf children

5 February 1982


It has been repeatedly shown in the literature that deaf children display a higher percentage of visual abnormalities than normal children. The deaf child relies more on other sensory modalities to gather information since hearing has been compromised. Vision may play a major role in this reliance. The need for a comprehensive visual examination cannot be overestimated. Many of the testing sequences found in the literature do not thoroughly explore the visual system. It is important to evaluate all areas of visual functioning to insure that the childs vision is capable of information gathering.


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