Mini-Course: Challenging Situations


7 - Social and Physical Challenges

Physical challenges: Vestibular and balance problems

The vestibular system helps people keep their balance and move smoothly.

Some deaf children have challenges with tasks that rely on the vestibular system, such as:
  • Reaching across the midline of the body
  • Simultaneous movement on the right and left sides, or
  • Scanning with the eyes while reading long text

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