Communication and Deaf-Blindness
How best does someone take in information (receptive communication)? How do they let others know what they want to say (expressive communication)? To what extent are communicative interactions successful?
Explore the information and resources about communication programming for individuals who are deaf-blind that we have compiled. If you need assistance designing a comprehensive approach to improve the communication skills of someone you are supporting, these three levels of support are available:
• Information Resources: Explore the information shared on this website and/or contact us with requests for specific information to guide your intervention efforts.
• Professional Development: Get in touch with your state’s project contact person to make a request for targeted professional development to address the needs of the team providing services to a child who is deaf-blind.
• Professional Development with Follow-up Support: If you need help putting ideas and strategies into practice with an individual learner, communicate with your state contact person to negotiate some form of individualized support. This may involve distance support strategies and/or onsite visits.