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Gloria: Isolation Versus Independence

04/21/2009 09:39
Think about this common classroom-setting scenario: A student is doing a task, and the person who is working with him is observing him carefully to make sure he is doing it correctly. This person only intervenes when she sees the student needing help to finish the task or when he is taking too...

01 - Communication: What is he trying to tell me?

04/06/2009 14:56
Some students who are deaf-blind cannot express some or all of what they want to say through speech, sign language, fingerspelling, writing or gestures. When the students cannot express themselves in these traditional ways, they often choose other ways of expression. The students choose the way...

Gloria: The Other Man’s Shoes

04/03/2009 15:13
Yesterday I was doing a training on tactile signing for staff at a residential setting who had a new student who is deaf-blind. I had been in this place before but the people and the particular room were we where meeting, were new. I did not know anyone there. In this training I asked people to...

24 Otitis Media

04/03/2009 11:01
Otitis Media What It Is, What Causes It, Its Effects, and Treatment   What it is: Otitis media is one of the most common problems for which a child is seen by a physician. It is an inflammation of the middle ear space and is usually accompanied by fluid build-up. This fluid may or may not be...

19 - Creating A Need to Communicate

04/03/2009 11:00
Fact Sheet 19 - Creating A Need to Communicate   Individuals with dual sensory impairments may show beginning communication skills in many ways. This communication may take the form of body movement, gestures, facial expressions, vocalizing, use of objects or people, pointing to pictures, or...

23 Visual Adaptations

04/03/2009 10:53
Visual Adaptations   Children who are deaf-blind but have a significant amount of vision can be assisted in using their vision to the greatest extent possible by adapting the environment and materials, or by teaching them strategies to meet the demands of the environment. Not all adaptations...

21 Supported Education

04/03/2009 10:52
  Supported Education Traditionally individuals with deaf-blindness have been educated in separate and specialized environments. Recently research and successful experiences have opened the doors to less restrictive educational programs for these students. Including students with their...

18 - Alphabet Soup

04/03/2009 10:51
Fact Sheet 18 - Alphabet Soup   Acronyms commonly used in Special Education ADD .......................................Attention Deficit Disorder APE .......................................Adapted Physical Education CAC .....................................Community Advisory Committee CCS...

20 Creating A Need to Communicate

04/03/2009 10:51
Creating A Need to Communicate Individuals with dual sensory impairments may show beginning communication skills in many ways. This communication may take the form of body movement, gestures, facial expressions, vocalizing, use of objects or people, pointing to pictures, or more formal systems. As...

16 - Deaf-Blindness

04/03/2009 10:50
Fact Sheet 16 - Deaf-Blindness   Deaf-blindness is a combination of vision and hearing loss, not necessarily complete deafness and complete blindness. There is a wide range of thinking and developmental ability among deaf-blind individuals from gifted to profoundly multiply handicapped....