Walking Development in Visually Impaired Children


Although vision does not affect muscle use, lack of vision can indirectly affect a child’s ability to walk. According to the nonprofit Blind Children Center, “Without special training, fully capable infants who are visually impaired may not learn to crawl or walk at an appropriate age and gross and fine motor skills will not properly develop.” Parents and therapists can help the child to overcome these obstacles and speed up learning of walking and other gross motor skills.

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