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Physical and Sensorimotor Tip Sheet for Professionals

Physical and sensorimotor problems can include pain, blurred vision/poor depth perception, light sensitivity, and difficulty hearing.

Look for These Difficulties

  • Dizziness, headaches, difficulty hearing, light/noise sensitivity
  • Blurred vision
  • Poor depth perception
  • Easily overwhelmed/irritable
  • Lack of coordination/focus (auditory, visual, cognitive)
  • Difficulty reading


  • Be receptive to symptoms/accommodations
  • Be flexible with appointment schedule (Consider telehealth options)
  • Be conscious of the lighting/environment – Avoid overhead lights, (especially fluorescent), close blinds, use floor or desk lamps, and suggest wearing sunglasses if necessary)
  • Make large print format materials available
  • Provide quiet workspace
  • Offer flexible/up-front seating
  • Watch for signs of agitation and allow frequent breaks
  • Ensure that your meeting spaces are accessible for individuals with any degree of physical or sensory limitation
  • Suggest using symptom tracking journal to understand triggers