Sensory Disability Explained

A sensory disability is defined as a long-lasting condition of blindness, deafness, a severe vision or hearing impairment, and/or severe speech impediment.

Hearing Impairment: A hearing loss of 30 decibels or greater, pure tone average of 500, 1000, 2000 Hz, ANSI, unaided, in the better ear. For a diagnosis of Central Auditory Processing Disorder, see Learning Disabilities documentation requirements.

Speech Disability: Disorders of articulation, fluency or voice that interfere with communication, pre-academic or academic learning, vocational training, or social adjustment.

Visual Impairment: Disorders in the structure and function of the eye.