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10 - Developing Independence

04/03/2009 10:44
Fact Sheet 10 - Developing Independence   The child who is deaf-blind needs your help to explore the world through touch and movement. You may be afraid he will get hurt, but all children receive a few bumps and bruises as they grow up. He needs to get out and move around to increase...

08 - How To Interact With Individuals With Dual Sensory Impairments

04/03/2009 10:43
Individuals with dual sensory impairments need to use their senses of touch and smell to be aware of the people, places, and things in their environment. These individuals may have some remaining vision and/or hearing, yet still rely upon their senses of touch and smell to confirm what they saw/...

06 - Ideas For Recreation and Leisure Activities

04/03/2009 10:40
Fact Sheet 06 - Ideas For Recreation and Leisure Activities Both parents and professionals frequently have difficulty developing a variety of ideas for including individuals with dual sensory impairments in recreation and leisure activities. The goal of both parents and professionals is to include...

05 - Tadoma

04/03/2009 10:34
Fact Sheet 05 - Tadoma Students who are deaf-blind frequently use their senses of touch and movement to get information about the activities, people and places around them. Students may be able to use several senses together (e.g., touch + hearing + movement) to build skills such as speech, use of...

04 - Object Communication

04/03/2009 10:33
Fact Sheet 04 - Object Communication Many students who are deaf-blind need a variety of communication systems for their different needs and settings. Using objects for communication is a form which is easily understood by most listeners in both new and familiar situations. This system may also be...

02 - Light Sensitivity

04/03/2009 10:32
Students with vision problems frequently have increased sensivity to light. This sensitivity may be due to recent surgery, medications, past surgery, or other conditions of the eye. Some of these students may try to avoid outdoor activities, bright lights in the home or classroom, or certain types...

03 - Touch Cues

04/03/2009 10:32
Touch Cues By Maurice Belote, CDBS Project Coordinator Individuals who have limited or no functional use of their vision and hearing are often unable to understand what is about to happen to them. Touch cues are used to help individuals who are deaf-blind compensate for the auditory and visual cues...

David: Good website

04/03/2009 10:09
David here again. I wanted to let you know about a website that I only discovered recently - The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. Among other things it has a set of Working Papers that can be downloaded free. Titles of these include #1: "Young Children Develop in an...

David: Hot greetings!

04/02/2009 13:37
Hi - David here, blogging for the first time ever in my sixties, thanks to some high-level Tech Support from Ty. Looking forward to whining about my job in the future, but for now I just want to celebrate our new website and to thank Ty for getting it up and running so quickly and easily. See you...

Ty: Welcome to the new CDBS website!

04/01/2009 09:38
Hi everyone! Welcome to the new CDBS website! Here's an overview of new features to check out: CDBS Staff Blog: This is it! Each month you'll get to read the latest of what's on the minds of CDBS staff. Say hello to Maurice, David, Gloria, Myrna, Ty (that's me!) as well as occasional guest...