Deaf-Blindness
 


All Children Can Read: Literacy Skills Checklist
This checklist will assist in the beginning or enhancement of literacy instruction for children with combined vision and hearing loss, as well as, children with multiple disabilities and other complex learning challenges.
Authors: Nancy Steele and Barbara Purvis
Publication Date: Revised February 2013
Publisher: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

Assistive Technology Short Term Loan Library
A wide variety of assistive technology devices, equipment, software and professional development materials are available free of charge to Arizona school personnel.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Deaf-Blindness
This fact sheet defines, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability.
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Overview on Deaf-Blindness
This article defines deaf-blindness and discusses the many unique challenges to those who have both visual and hearing impairments.
Author: Barbara Miles
Publisher: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

Strategies for Inclusion of Children with Multiple Disabilities, including Deaf-Blindness
This power point addresses and gives visual examples of strategies that facilitate inclusion and emergent literacy based on defining features of access, participation, and supports, 
Author: Barbara Purvis
Publication Date: May 2012
Publisher: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

Tactile Communication Strategies
This document explains the use of selected tactile communication modes that can meet the communication needs of an individual deaf-blind child. 
Publisher: Project Salute, IDEAs that Work

Textured Symbols
This document shows how textured symbols can support receptive and expressive communication for a child who is a tactile learner.
Publisher: Project Salute, IDEAs that Work

Transition Toolkit: Enhancing Self Determination for Young Adults who are Deaf-Blind
This Transition Toolkit is a free repository of information, tools, resources, and information about a suggested model for hosting a workshop for deaf-blind teens ages 14-22 and their families. 
Authors: Michael Fagbemi, Martha Veto, Emily Taylor-Snell, Toni Hollingsworth, Divya Goel, Susanne Morgan Morrow, and Jenny Lace
Publication Date: May 2013
Publisher: National Center on Deaf-Blindness

Using the Teaching Cane Strategy with Children Who Are Deafblind
This article describes an innovative strategy for encouraging young deafblind children to begin using the long white cane. 
Author: Mary Tellefson
Publication Date: Spring 2009
Publisher: National Federation for the Blind

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