CONGENITAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

optical handicap existent at the time of birth or arising shortly following such. Primary causes are premature birth, bilateral cataracts, and infections. Kids with this handicap will probably exhibit slowed growth in motor, sensorial, and social areas unless they are particularly encouraged to do so.

CONGENITAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENT: "The infection during his mother's pregnancy caused Michael to develop congenital visual impairment while inutero."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CONGENITAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/congenital-visual-impairment/ (accessed October 14, 2019).
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